Ukraine can completely do without Russian gas for the entire winter season, if he can fully load reverse flow from the European Union. Gas consumption decreased by 30% due to cost savings and a significant drop in production in the east. Therefore, the required daily consumption falls. To date, the store is 17 billion cubic meters of gas, part of this amount will go to the maintenance of stable gas transit. Ukraine lacks 5 billion cubic meters of gas to survive the winter.
In principle, reverse the circuit are of great strategic importance for our country, but they are not implemented at its full potential. Last week, Russia cut supplies to Poland, which led to a drop in revenues of gas from that country to Ukraine to zero. Well as control over the transport system in Hungary led to a significant rise in prices and this trend became unprofitable. Slovakia, in turn, also feels blackmail in this matter and at the moment can not supply all the necessary volume of Ukraine.
We believe that Ukraine will not be able to completely abandon the Russian natural gas, so the Ukrainians waiting for a cold winter or a compromise. According to the latest version of the government will look for an opportunity to the last confrontation gas monopoly, only the calendar days go faster, but a universal solution and is not visible.