The decision of the authorities of Ukraine to stop since July 1, the purchase of gas from Russia is a political one, for no real reason, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
The head of the Russian energy Ministry said that the European Commission has not assessed the discount on gas for Ukraine, provided by Russia for the third quarter, reports RIA " Novosti ". Novak said that the European Commission at the trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine voiced the possibility of providing Ukraine with up to $ 3 billion of financial aid from different sources that do not fully have the ability to be directed on purchase of gas for injection into storage under the ground.
"Today was called by the Commissioner (for energy Maro? ?ef?ovi?) numbers like 1, 6 billion dollars, 600 million dollars from the European Bank for restoration and development. International monetary Fund is Also considering the possibility of allocating funds. The total volume — 2, 5-3 billion ", — said Novak on the results of the trilateral gas talks in Vienna." I Wish to note that it was not mentioned that these funds will be used to purchase gas. This is the Total amount of assistance to Ukraine, which is in General on the economy, and how much of this amount will be used to purchase gas resources — us Today not stated ", — he said. Along with this, According to Novak, Russia will continue supplying gas directly to the South-East of Ukraine. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" on Tuesday, said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Before Tuesday, the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Kyiv insists on signing an agreement on gas for the entire heating season and does not agree to a discount for the quarter. The Ukrainian Minister Also said that the price for gas from Russia at $ 247 not happy with Kiev, and the Ukrainian side insists on a 30% discount on the contract price. However, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow considers unfounded assertions of Ukraine on the discrepancy of discounts on gas for the third quarter of the market pricing mechanism. Before in the same day, 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 obnarodowanniye offered 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.