Ukraine's Naftogaz Says It Paid $15 Million for Russian Gas on Monday

Employees carry out scheduled maintenance at Oparivske gas underground storage in Lviv region, Ukraine.

KIEV — Naftogaz paid $15 million for Russian natural gas on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian state energy company said Tuesday.

In a separate statement, Russian gas exporter Gazprom said that based on Naftogaz's current requests, the pre-payment would cover seven days of supplies.

Last week Gazprom said Kiev was set to use up all of its pre-paid volumes of Russian gas by March 15.

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