People's choice: the extension of the discount on Russian gas for Ukraine would look weird
Renewal discount on Russian gas for Ukraine would look strange in the context of an openly anti-Russian policy of Kiev, said a member of the Department of the state Duma on defense Franz Klintsevich.
first energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters that Ukraine appealed to Russia with the petition for renewal discounts on gas from Russia at the expense of export duties. The government of the Russian Federation in the decision on granting of the discount may take into account the position of Kiev in the payment of existing debts, he explained.
"I would take into account not only that. In the context of an openly anti-Russian policy pursued by Kiev, giving Ukraine some benefits actually looks quite strange. At least in Russia, many do not understand this. Let me remind you that Kiev officially ceased military cooperation with our country. I think that here we are not at all the case when flies separately, cutlets separately ", - said Klintsevich correspondents.
before the Russian Government granted Ukraine a discount for the second quarter in the amount of $ 100 per thousand cubic meters at the expense of export duties.