"Yes, the balance has been approved. The volume of imports is 25 billion cubic meters," he said.

According to Demchyshyn, imports from Russia were not included in the forecast of gas imports.

"We didn’t prescribe a separate article for Gazprom in the document. Depending on the conditions of purchase, we will buy only the most profitable gas," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian government intended to reduce gas consumption to 40 billion cubic meters in 2015.