The Russian loan of USD 5 billion – in case of signing of a relevant agreement between Ukraine and Russia – is planned to submit for payment for natural gas, which Naftogaz Ukrainy buys from Gazprom.

Acting Finance Minister Igor Umanskyi said this to UNIAN.

“This loan will be meant for gas purchase”, said I. Umanskyi.

At the same time he noted that as of today the possibility of the loan line opening by the World Bank and attracting of other loan resources for the same purposes is under discussion.  Moreover, Ukraine discusses with Gazprom the variants of solving the issue concerning payment for gas.