Maria Knyazeva. Ukraine and Russia have confirmed the European Commission That they are satisfied with June 30 As the date of the next tripartite meeting at the Ministerial level on issues of gas supply to Ukraine, said Last news a source close to the leadership of the European Commission (EC).
"As planned, the meeting will be held in Vienna, on Tuesday, June 30, in the afternoon. Both sides (Russia and Ukraine - ed.) has informed us That the date suits them, " said the head of the Department.
However, supposedly an hour before that, the Minister of energy Alexander Novak told reporters That the Ministry until not agreed on the date of the trilateral meeting on gas. As for the Ukrainian side, the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn on Thursday said about holding this meeting on 30 June in Vienna.
the meeting is planned to sign a trilateral Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine Since the 3rd quarter. However, there remain a key issue is the size of the discount. To take action on it, the Russian side expects from the Ukrainian official request for a discount. However, As said before on the last working day of the week the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller, Naftogaz haven't done it yet.
From November 2014 to the end of the second quarter, the discount, according to the resolutions of the government of the Russian Federation, provided at the expense of customs duties by the formula: 30% of the contract price, but not more than $ 100 per thousand cubic meters. Since then, the contract value was above 333, 33 per dollar, in practice, the discount was $ 100. So, in the 2nd quarter of the Ukraine pay for gas from Russia 247, 18 dollar.
However, As said on Wednesday the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, due to falling oil prices, Russia cannot give Ukraine continue to discount, although the price for it and should not be higher than for neighbouring countries, such As Poland. On inaccurate calculations " Gazprom ", the contract gas price for Ukraine in the 3rd quarter without discounts will be 287, fifteen dollars per thousand cubic meters in the fourth quarter - 262, $ 5.