Ukraine insists on the signing of the contract on gas for the entire heating season and does not agree to a discount on the quarter, said the country's energy Minister Volodymyr demchyshyn.
according to his statement, the Protocol on the results of negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and the EU is not signed, because the Russian side insists on a quarterly decision at a discount, RIA " Novosti "." The Russian side insists that the cost is only a quarter, and the following dialogues in September are required to form the base for the fourth quarter. We believe, because it is not possible to form a volume which Ukraine buys for underground storage – said Demchyshyn.
Demchyshyn Also said that the Russian Federation does not see the need to sign a trilateral agreement on gas with Ukraine and the EC. Kiev hopes that the agreement on gas with Russia will be reached until October, BelTA news Agency. The Ukrainian Minister said that the price for gas from Russia at $ 247 not happy with Kiev, the Ukrainian side insists on a 30% discount on the contract price. First Tuesday a source in the Ukrainian delegation was informed that the participants of the trilateral gas talks have not reached agreement on any of the issues discussed. Before that, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation is not going to negotiate with Ukraine a discount on gas for the third quarter, the decision has already been taken by the Russian government, and the supply of gas to Ukraine will be carried out on these terms. On the first day of the week, the Russian government officially promulgated the Ordinance provided for the account of customs duty gas discount for Ukraine in the third quarter. After that, Gazprom sent to the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" offer to sign a supplementary agreement to the existing contract of sale and purchase of natural gas in 2009–2019. Medvedev also on the first day of the week called the final price of gas for Ukraine. According to him, Russia will not be able to save a discount in the same amount and the final cost will be $ 247 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Appropriate calculations were made after the Ukrainian side has officially appealed to Russia with a request to save gas discount.