(QHA) -

The Ukrainian Finance Ministry, the National Bank of Ukraine and Naftogaz of Ukraine will start paying for Russian natural gas.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk made a respective instruction at a meeting of the anti-crisis energy headquarters on Friday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"I am instructing the Finance Ministry, the National Bank and Naftogaz of Ukraine, in accordance with the signed trilateral protocol between Ukraine, the EU and our neighbors, to start financial payments under this protocol, both for the gas received and for additional pumping of natural gas by the end of the year," Yatseniuk said.