Russian Gazprom supplied 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas to separatist-controlled territories of Donbas

Russian Gazprom has supplied 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas to the Donbas for 9 months of 2017, as stated in the report of the Russian gas company for the third quarter of 2017, the text of which is available to UNIAN.

In particular, the document’s section of supplies to the CIS countries indicates that 1.58 billion cubic meters of natural gas were supplied to Ukraine, though Naftogaz stopped purchasing Russian gas in November 2015.

On October 24, Andriy Kobolyev, the head of the Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas holding, Naftogaz of Ukraine announced that the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce will decide on the issue of payment for blue fuel supplies to the separatist-controlled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

This decision resolves part of the dispute between Naftogaz and Gazprom under the gas purchase contract.

Naftogaz stopped purchasing gas from Gazprom in November 2015 and switched to imports from EU countries. Even before that, Russia had begun to supply gas to the Donbas "based on the requests received from the gas structures of unrecognized republics".

  Gazprom, Donbas, Russian gas, Ukraine