Within an hour, the payment for the natural gas, consumed by Ukraine in May, will be transferred to accounts of Gazprom. The amount of the payment makes 3.8 billion hryvnias.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko claimed this at the session of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Friday.

According to him, the financial situation in Naftohaz Ukrayiny has been extremely critical.

“The situation is critical, to tell you frankly, as it has never been before”, the President stressed.

The gas debts of Ukraine for May make up $ 157 million for the consumed natural gas, and almost $500 million – for the natural gas pumped into underground storages, Victor Yushchenko noted.