Gazprom resumes gas supplies to Ukraine

Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexey Miller

Gazprom has resumed  gas supplies to Ukraine, its Chief Executive Alexei Miller said yesterday, bringing an end to a stand off that began when it halted deliveries  in July over a pricing dispute between Moscow and Kiev. Miller said that gas supplies had been resumed yesterday morning  after Gazprom received $234m of the $500m due in pre-payment for October gas deliveries.
Gazprom accounts for around a third of Europe’s gas needs and typically about half of that is pumped via Ukraine, which has had several disputes with Moscow over prices in the past decade. 
Last month, Russia and Ukraine signed a tentative deal on a so-called “winter package”, agreeing technical details and which is expected to be underwritten by Brussels. 

Source: reuters