The Ukrainian side until not appealed to Russia with official requests for the provision of discounts on gas for the period after the second quarter, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"as long as the Ukrainian side has not applied officially, it's all talk as long as at the level of wishes ", - transfers words of the Minister of RIA " news ".
Novak said that the discount rate established by the RF government, not the Ministry of energy, as the issue relates to customs duties. Initially, the government will treat Gazprom like it was in the previous quarter, and even then the Cabinet will look at the proposals. Remember, Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn on the first day of the week said that the tripartite Ministerial meeting of the Russia-EU-Ukraine on gas will be held on June 29, but Moscow until not confirm these data. According to Demchishin, Kiev expects the price of gas from Russia in the third and fourth blocks at the level of 200 to 207 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. The European Union expressed readiness to help Ukraine pay for gas in the autumn-winter period, providing it with $ 1 billion. Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow is ready to discuss with Kiev the possibility of providing discounts on gas, but not to the detriment of the interests of the country and Gazprom. The Minister also said that the discount on gas for Ukraine in the III and IV quarters has the ability to be less than 30% of the contract price. For his part, the Deputy head of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev has declared that the contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 3rd quarter without discounts will be 287, fifteen dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters in the fourth quarter - 262, $ 5. 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.