Russia blocking gas supply from Slovakia - energy ministry

Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky partially confirmed the information that the Russian Gazprom is blocking the supply of gas to Ukraine from Slovakia.

"I will not definitely comment, but to some an extent this information is correct," he said in Luxembourg.

The official said that Ukraine hopes to resolve the issue of reverse gas supplies from Europe via Slovakia in July. This is from 10 to 20 billion cubic meters of gas.

"There will be a meeting in Brussels on July 4 with European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, which will finally resolve the issue. So we are waiting for the signing," he said.

As reported, in mid-May Ukraine began test gas imports from Slovakia.

Adapted from UKRINFORM