MOSCOW, 24 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia During such a fall in prices of petroleum products may not give Ukraine still a discount on gas, But the price for Ukraine should not be higher than for neighbouring countries, such as Poland, said the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
"The key issue here is the cost. It is clear that such a severe fall in the prices of petroleum products, which is the price of gas, in the end, we can't provide such a discount, to the same extent as previously. But anyway, the final cost for Ukrainian clients should not be higher, should be at the level of neighboring countries, such as Poland, " said Putin at a meeting With members of the government.
"The government is obliged to calculate the volume discounts and to take appropriate decision," - said the head of the Russian Federation.
From 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015 Russia has given Ukraine a discount on gas in relation to customs duty. When the contract price of gas below 333, 33 dollars per thousand cubic meters, the fee should not exceed $ 100 and be zeroed, I.e., the Discount was supposed to be 30% of the contract price. At a price higher than 333, 33 dollar fee was $ 100 more and didn't reset back to zero, and reduced by $ 100.
Discount for the second quarter of the current year were granted on the same scheme. In every quarter of the discounts were approved by separate resolutions of the government of the Russian Federation. In fact during this entire period the Discount was $ 100 per thousand cubic meters, But if in the 1st quarter of 2015 she was presumably corresponded to 23% of the contract price, In the 2nd quarter was 29%.
according to " Gazprom ", the cost of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 3rd quarter without discounts will be 287, fifteen dollars per thousand cubic meters in the fourth quarter - 262, $ 5. In the 2nd quarter of the price of With discount - 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters.