The preliminary cost of gas for Ukraine In the 2nd quarter without the discount amounts to 348 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters, still to be confirmed, said the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak.
"From April 1, Russia will supply gas to Ukraine on the principle of" take or pay "- quoted Novak RIA " Novosti ".
first Wednesday of Premier-Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on granting Ukraine a discount on gas In the second quarter in the amount of export duties, but not more than $ 100. Yesterday, the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the Ministry of energy of Ukraine hopes that gas from Russia In the 2nd quarter will have a value of 248 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. On Tuesday it was announced that the government will extend to the second quarter until 1 July - a discount on gas for Ukraine, provided at the expense of export duties, the proper decision at the meeting With Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev supported the head of Vladimir Putin. Also on Tuesday, a source close to the negotiations, reported that Moscow, despite the extension of the action winter package, insists on returning to the take-or-pay (take-or-pay ) on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. 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.