(QHA) -

Russian Gazprom has received another $15 million prepayment from Naftogaz Ukrainy for its March delivery of natural gas, Russian RIA Novosti news agency reported.

"This amount will pay for a week of supplies," the statement noted.

Accounting the recent payment, Naftogaz has paid $75 million to Gazprom for its natural gas supplies in March.

According to Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine imported 150.147 million cubic meters of natural gas from Russia for the period from March 1 to March 15.

The prior $15 million Ukrainian prepayment covered deliveries until March 20 inclusive. Thus, if the average daily consumption of 10 million cubic meters continues, then the last tranche should cover Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine until March 25.

QHA