MOSCOW, fifteen APR - RIA Novosti/Prime." Gazprom "does not want until the end of arbitration in Stockholm to extend the gas contract with" Naftogaz of Ukraine ", told reporters the official representative of "Gazprom" Sergei Kupriyanov.
"It is not, Gazprom is not planning negotiations with NAC not only this week, but generally the extension of existing agreements for a term up to the conclusion of the arbitration proceedings is not the subject of discussion between "Gazprom" and " Naftogaz ", - said Kupriyanov.
on Wednesday the Director of business development of "Naftogaz" Yuriy Vitrenko said that the NAC hopes to come to a common understanding with Gazprom on the extension achieved first gas contract pending completion of the proceedings in the Stockholm arbitration, the Firm plans on Thursday, April 16, to hold dialogues. On Thursday in Brussels will host a trilateral dialogue between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on gas at the expert level. As expected, they discussed issues of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, as well as preparing for the following consultations at the Ministerial level.
The government of the Russian Federation March 31, decided to grant Ukraine a discount on gas at $ 100 per thousand cubic meters at the expense of export duties." Gazprom " and "Naftogaz" on April 1 signed a supplementary agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine in the 2nd quarter, of Such force as part of the winter package. The actual cost of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in the 2nd quarter with the discount was $ 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
in addition, the contract does not involve penalties for arrears of gas under take-or-pay rules in the 2nd quarter. However, As reported previously the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak, the fines will accrue in the future have the opportunity to be included in the proceedings of "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" in the Stockholm arbitration. The arbitration decision under the contract for production and delivery of gas is expected in summer 2016, according to the transit agreement in the fall of 2016. According to Vitrenko, Naftogaz hard to finish the plan for gas injection into UGS without confidence in the purchase of gas from Russia.