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Ukraine buying no Russian gas for 300 days now

In 2015, Ukraine has doubled gas imports from Europe.

Ukraine has for 300 days lived without buying natural gas from Russia's Gazprom, the press secretary of Ukrtransgaz Maxym Bilyavskyy announced 22 September on Facebook.

Over 2015, Ukraine has doubled imports of natural gas from Europe over the year 2014 to 10.3bn cu m, while cutting the purchase of hydrocarbons from Russia 2.3-fold, according to data on the website of Ukrtransgaz.

300 days without gas imports from Russia, says the special counter on the company website, which was launched in November 2015, when Ukraine stopped buying Russian gas.

Ukraine in late November 2015 refused to purchase natural gas from Gazprom, as Naftogaz said the price was too inflated.

In early June, Naftogaz notified Gazprom of intents to resume gas imports. Ukrainian company the desire that the parties sign an annex to the gas contract for the period of the next three quarters, and the price of gas to be lower than that of European suppliers.