The European Commission issued a recommendation on Thursday to all EU member countries to prepare for a new possible gas crisis this winter and stock up reserves, AFP informs. A EU experts committee declared that all EU member countries should be cautious on the matter and stock reserves.

Ukraine attempts to gain a loan to pay the natural gases delivered by Russia. Ukrainian authorities threaten EU delivers for the winter. A quarter of the EU natural gas consumption comes from Russia and 80% is delivered through Ukraine.