Moscow, despite the extension of the action of the winter package, insists on returning to the take-or-pay (take-or-pay ) on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, said a source close to the negotiations.
As explained by the source of gas supplies to Ukraine in the 2nd quarter are required to be in Accordance with the applicable contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz of Ukraine ", which implies a take-or-pay.
Discount on gas for the second quarter, which Russia can provide for Ukraine, also stipulated by the contract, reports news Agency. In the Ministry of energy did not want to comment. Remember, Naftogaz on the first day of the week said that she sent to Gazprom letter with the initiative to take measures to extend the "winter gas" package, which expires on March 31, before the end of the next autumn-winter period. The proposal of the European Commission. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in the Russian capital to discuss the proposal of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" about the renewal of the " winter package ". For his part, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that in the case of providing discounts for Ukraine, the cost of gas for 3 months can make 250 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. 20 March in Brussels was held dialogues on gas between Russia, the EU and Ukraine. Novak on the results of the negotiations said that the Discount on gas for Ukraine in "summer package" may be $ 100, or 30% if the cost will be below $ 330. While Kiev expects gas prices in the summer of supplies in the amount of $ 250 per thousand cubic meters. At the same time, Novak said that the regime of "take or pay" for Ukrainebride resumed from April 1, because Naftogaz and Gazprom consider this issue in the arbitration.