Ukraine will suspend natural gas imports from Poland for two months for carrying out planned repairs, the chief of the PR department at Ukrtransgaz, Maksym Beliavsky, has said.
"The work is to be started on May 16, 2016 to ensure the stable functioning of the gas transportation corridor during the heating season, in particular to accumulate enough natural gas in Ukraine's storage facilities," he wrote on his Facebook page.
During repairs Slovak and Hungarian gas supply routes from Europe to Ukraine will be available.
According to him, today gas imports from Europe amount to 8.3 million cubic meters per day, in particular from Slovakia 3.6 million cubic meters, Hungary 1.4 million cubic meters, Poland 3.3 million cubic meters.
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In January-March 2016 Ukraine imported 2.645 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 2.2 times less than in the three months in 2015 (5.771 billion cubic meters).