The Ukrainian government get discounts on gas from Russia, blackmailing termination of the supply of electricity to the Crimea, said the Head of the Crimean branch of the Institute of socio-economic and political studies (ISAPI), Deputy head of the Public chamber of the Republic Alexander Formanchuk.
in Vienna on 30 June were held trilateral dialogues on gas between Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission, but to come to a common opinion to the parties failed." Naftogaz " from July 1, stopped to buy gas from Russia to agree terms with its further delivery.
later "Ukrenergo" alerted the Russian Federation about the stop of supply of electric power to Crimea with 00. 00 July 1. Despite This, the supply of Crimea continued in normal mode, but the probability of power failure, According to the Crimean Minister of fuel and energy Sergey Yegorov, remains. At the moment the flow of "Ukrenergo" in the Crimea is 644 megawatts With a total consumption of 780 megawatts.
"This situation is not new and is reminiscent of the end of last year, when Ukraine twice dead Crimea. Once the gas dialogues go hard or come to a standstill, Kiev begins to blackmail the Russian Federation, for this reason, and there was the theme of the limits of supply of electrical energy to the Peninsula. This is clearly related trends, " said Formanchuk.
in his vision, Ukraine found itself in the position of the bankrupt, which indicates it is not prepared to buy gas from Russia at market prices, hence the requirement of substantial discounts. Meanwhile, Russia cannot work at a loss and incessantly to be led by the Ukrainian side, As the cost of gas is tied to the price of petroleum products.
Kyiv demands to increase the discount on gas for the third quarter to 205-207 dollars per thousand cubic meters. The cost of Russian gas for Ukraine (with the discount of $ 40) in this period, on the proposal of the Russian side should be 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters. This is the same as the Ukraine pay Russia for gas and in the 2nd quarter.
"dialogues failed, and Ukraine makes it clear that she will blackmail the Russian Federation by turning off the electric energy of the Crimea ", - says the analyst.
The head of the Crimean ISAPI said that similar political blackmail, Russia, too, there are return arguments. For example, the Ukrainian thermal power plants are effective only on stamps of coal from the Kuznetsk coal basin, which Ukraine hosted the winter heating season.
"As it is currently summer, Ukraine is trying to behave Like a mischievous cat who tries to get his blackmail. If Ukraine starts large outage in the Crimea, that Russia has the opportunity to respond adequately, with the position of a supply of coal, which Ukraine desperately short in relation to the events in the Donbass ", - noted Formanchuk.