The US will be able to supply gas to Ukraine and other European countries in two years, said Senator John Sidney McCain at a press conference in Kiev.
"The U.S. will be able to supply natural gas to Ukraine and other parts of Europe in two years," said McCain on the first day of the weekend.
according to his vision, Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies is a major obstacle to strengthening the European sanctions against Russia.
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, thus indicating the intention to accept the conclusion about a discount on a quarterly basis.
currently Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission are trying to agree on a draft tripartite Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, which, as planned, will cover the entire autumn-winter 2015-2016 season. The document is planned to be signed at the trilateral Ministerial meeting on gas, which was announced by energy Minister Alexander Novak, will, most likely, after June 20.