The head of the organization "Ukrtransgaz" Igor Prokopiv said that Ukraine hopes for a competitive price of Russian gas in comparison with gas supplies from Europe.
Ukraine expects that Gazprom will set to "Ukrtransgaz" dumping price for supplies of Russian natural gas, said on Thursday at a press conference the head of the organization of Ukrainian gas Igor Prokopiv. According to him, Kiev chooses importer of gas on the basis of price proposals." we have a very simple situation: We do not have the principle of " take or pay "... If from Europe cheaper, then We take in the European Union... We do not have obligations ", - quotes ITAR-TASS the head of " Ukrtransgaz ". The story is about gas supplies to Ukraine in the 3rd quarter of 2015. As reported by the print edition OPINION, on Wednesday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with members of the government said that the final price of gas for Ukraine should be at the level of the neighbouring countries, for example Poland." We cannot offer to the same extent as before, " - said the Russian President. According to his statement, this situation is due to the 1st turn with the change of the world prices for fuel. As long as Ukraine has not received official requests for a discount. According to the Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak, a trilateral meeting on gas agreements are tentatively scheduled for the end of June. It will be attended by Russian and Ukrainian energy and Commissioners of the European Commission." The main issues are the reliable supply of gas to European customers and the transit of gas through Ukraine in the autumn-winter period ", - said Novak.