Brussels nourishes hope in July to sign with Moscow and Kiev Protocol on gas supplies for the period until the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court, said the head of Europe and Central Asia division, European external action service (EBU) Gunnar Wiegand.
"We hope that very soon We will be able to sign with the energy Ministers of Russia and Ukraine trilateral energy Protocol for the period up to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. We hope that the signing will happen in July, "reports RIA" Novosti " the words of Gunnar Wiegand, acting on Tuesday in the European Parliament.
The date of the trilateral meeting until not assigned, but the European Commission is hopeful to hold a meeting at the political level to mid-July and reach a consensus on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in the autumn-winter 2015-2016. Remember, the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak on Tuesday said that the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the European Commission are discussing the possibility of a work of tripartite talks on gas 26-29 June. The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn have said before, that the agreement with Russia about the price of gas will be achieved over the next 2 weeks. Ukraine expects in the 3rd quarter of 2015 the price of gas from Russia to 295-296 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters, compared with less than $ 250 for the European gas produced on the reverse. The head of Ministry of Ukraine hoped to receive discounts. 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. 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.