The Head of the Russia’s Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak told it the Russian media, reports RBC-Ukraine.

According to the Minister, the EU and Russia have found a compromise on the issue of winter gas supplies to Ukraine and initiated a corresponding protocol.

- Now, as they say, the ball is on the Ukraine’s side. As for us, we have signed the protocol with the EU, the colleagues (Ukrainian - ed.) can safely work, especially since the whole protocol is based on the existing contracts, there is nothing new, said Alexander Novak.

Reminder: Sept.28 the EU has earmarked Ukraine $ 500 million to purchase gas from "Gazprom" for winter period, the Head of the "Naftogaz" Andrew Cobol reported at a briefing.