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Ukrainians advised to knit sweaters and seal windows for winter

Due to the bankruptcy of Naftogaz, Ukrainians were advised to knit sweaters, warm socks, as they do in “foreign films about Christmas”, and seal the windows for the winter. This was reported by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN on July 28.

“In private houses, which are the majority in Ukraine, people should think about abandoning a gas boiler in favor of a solid fuel one,” the article adds.

According to the agency, financial problems may arise with the purchase of Ukraine’s gas, since the United States and Europe cannot guarantee the necessary assistance in solving this problem. According to the agency, there are currently about 11 billion cubic meters in Ukrainian gas storage facilities. m. of gas. Kyiv plans to purchase another 5 billion cubic meters. m of gas, which will require approximately $8 billion.

In addition, municipal authorities are advised to “think about abandoning district heating” in order to save money.

On July 26, Naftogaz Ukrainy officially announced a default on Eurobonds. As reported, the Ukrainian Cabinet banned the company from paying on Eurobonds.

On July 20, Naftogaz Ukrainy asked the government of its country for a subsidy of 150 billion hryvnias (about $5 billion) to purchase gas for the heating season. The holding noted that direct budget financing is needed to resolve the issue of gas purchases.

In turn, on July 22, the deputy and ex-speaker of the Rada, the former head of the ruling Servant of the People party, Dmitry Razumkov, said that Ukraine should take part of the Russian gas that goes through transit pipelines to the West. In his opinion, a paradoxical situation has developed for Kyiv, in which the Ukrainian side does not replenish its own storage facilities with the necessary amount of fuel, while “millions of cubic meters of Russian gas are pumped daily.”

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