MOSCOW, 3 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. The government of the Russian Federation in the decision on gas discount for Ukraine in the third quarter will include all financial factors in economic relations between pairs of countries, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
in the 1st quarter of 2015 Ukraine received gas from Russia at a profit of $ 100 per thousand cubic meters, which was provided at the expense of export duties under the So-called "winter package" agreed by the end of October 2014 after long negotiations with the participation of the European Commission. The validity of the "winter package" expired March 31, but the Government of the Russian Federation provided the same discount and for the Second quarter.
"The fact that the discount is considered quarterly by the government. As you know, in March, the Government referred to the Second quarter. The second quarter ends, and at the end of June the Government will consider providing a discount for the third quarter, " said Novak in conversation.
"I think now is too early to speak about any decisions. Will take into account all the factors that exist today are in relationships, financial relationships, with the Ukrainian side. Well, of course, in the interests of Russia and in the interests of " Gazprom ", in order and to implement some volumes of gas to European consumers - to use the transit through Ukraine, " the Minister added.
He noticed that Ukraine already now it is necessary to inject gas into storage under the ground to supply the presence of 1 October, More than 19 billion cubic meters of gas that it is necessary for the stable autumn-winter period and the transit of gas from Russia to the European Union.
A new twist on that old theme was designated on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining that "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom has taken the decision problem, using canned gas metering station, and just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side said suddenly animated the pipe and resumed gas supply to the region.
on a subsequent day of the event continued to evolve, but the situation does not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply in the region. Commissioners of Donbass gas comes specifically from Gazprom via the southern border with the Russian Federation (GIS "Platovo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platovo " and "Prokhorovka" agreed with the Ukrainian side. Read more in the article ""