Ukraine lost $5 billion (354.9 billion rubles) because it didn’t get gas at a better price on time, although it had the opportunity. This statement was made by the country’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the broadcast of the Ukrainian 24 TV channel, the broadcast was on YouTube.
The politician explained that the country should buy natural gas when it costs $250 per cubic meter. m. He also added that Ukraine has one of the largest gas storage facilities in Europe and that Naftogaz has $2 billion in its account.
“With these funds it was possible to purchase a sufficient amount of gas and pump it into the tank. This is not done <...> Today Ukrainians will be taken out of their pockets, consider this figure, 5 billion dollars, “said Yatsenyuk. He added that both the state budget and the state-owned company Naftogaz, which now had to buy gas at $ 1.2 thousand, suffered losses.
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Yatsenyuk also noted that the amount of losses is related to the annual expenditure of the Ukrainian defense budget. He noted that the Verkhovna Rada should set up a commission to investigate the circumstances of the incident in order to punish the perpetrators.