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Scoop of the day: Ukraine starts extracting tight gas

Scoop of the day: Ukraine starts extracting tight gas

Gas

Naftogaz Ukrayiny has launched its first tight gas deposit. Gas extracted from the Svyatohirsk deposit in the Yuzivka area is being fed into the main gas pipeline network as of today, board chairman Andriy Kobolyev has said.

The Naftogaz Ukrayiny gas distribution company has said that it is ready to provide households with gas at a fixed price of 6.99 hryvnyas per 1 cu.m. under the Monthly tariff plan until the end of the quarantine or heating season.

Parliament will hear Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal's report on energy tariffs on 26 January, according to MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak.

US sanctions

The head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andriy Yermak, has commented on US sanctions against Servant of the People MP Oleksandr Dubinskyy. He said that the authorities would do their best to punish individuals, "regardless of their party affiliation", who meddled with the US elections.

Coronavirus

The Lekkhim group of companies plans to register the Chinese Sinovac Biotech coronavirus vaccine in Ukraine by 1 February 2021, its supervisory board member Valeriy Pechayev has said. He added that the Health Ministry had confirmed that once this vaccine got registered in Brazil, Ukraine would register it too.

After the strict lockdown, which expires on 24 January, Ukraine may return to the so-called adaptive quarantine, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said.

According to Stepanov, there is a caveat in Ukraine's contract on the supply of the Chinese vaccine that its efficacy must be at least 70%. Otherwise, the supply must refund the cost of the contract.

On the morning of 13 January, the Ukrainian Health Ministry reported 6,409 new Covid-19 cases, 195 fatalities and 14,503 recoveries.

Defence

The Air Reconnaissance Centre established by volunteers in 2015 will be reformed and divided into units. It will stop operation in March. Part of the unit will become subordinate to the Joint Forces Command while the other part will become a part of the Military Telecommunications and IT Institute.

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