Naftogaz stops gas purchases from Gazprom, media reports say

NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine since last Friday, November 8, has stopped buying gas from Russia's gas monopoly JSC Gazprom, Echo of Moscow reported citing the Central Dispatching Department of Fuel Energy Complex (CDU TEK) on Monday.

"Already from the first days of November the purchases have fallen by half, then they were counted in single digits, and since last Friday the imports stopped altogether," reads a report.

At the same time, Naftogaz itself refused to provide any evidence that the company had stopped buying gas from Russia.

According to ITAR -TASS, the company's answer whether the information is true was as follows: "We do not refute it, but do not confirm." Naftogaz's press office refused to provide any explanation.

Adapted from Ukrinform