The Russian government is discussing the issue of gas prices for Ukraine, for the period from 1 July discount can be granted for one or two quarters, before the end of 2015, said Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"The issue will be worked out before the end of June. This is discussed: one quarter or two quarters, before the end of the year. There are various options. We are still in the government, This issue will be obliged to discuss, "said Novak, quoted by RIA" Novosti ". Before Thursday, the press service of the European Commission reported that the European Union States will help Ukraine with loans for the purchase of gas from Russia in the winter. Yesterday the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the draft tripartite Protocol on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine provides for the volumes of gas in Ukrainian underground gas storages (UGS) in early winter in a volume of Over 19 billion cubic meters. As reported by Novak, the obligations of the Ukrainian side for the purchase and injection of gas into storage under the ground and the allocation of the EU bailout for these purposes are required to enter into a new package of gas agreements that can be signed on the results of the upcoming meeting of the Russia-Ukraine-European Commission.