REUTERS Ukraine in January-July 2018 imported 5.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas worth US$1.5 billion from European countries. Read alsoUkrainian gas reserves grow by 8 bcm since April 9 Ukraine received 2.1 billion cubic meters of gas worth $590.7 million from traders registered in Switzerland, 1.8 billion cubic meters worth $513.6 million from Germany, 438 million cubic meters worth $130 million from Poland, 345.4 million cubic meters worth $95 million from the United Kingdom, 169.5 million cubic meters worth $46.4 million from the Czech Republic, 164.6 million cubic meters worth $44.8 million from Hungary, 89 million cubic meters worth $24 million from Slovakia, and 70 million cubic meters worth $20 million from Luxembourg, according to the State Statistics Service. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine in late November 2015 refused to purchase natural gas from Russia&#39;s Gazprom. In general, the country doubled gas imports from Europe in 2015 from 2014, to 10.3 billion cubic meters, reducing by 56.5% the purchase of hydrocarbons from Russia. In 2016, Ukraine imported 11.1 billion cubic meters of gas from Europe alone, gas imports in 2017 totaled 13.9 billion cubic meters. Natural gas shipments from abroad in 2017 were estimated at $3.228 billion.