Kiev's decision to abandon the procurement of gas to Russia and injection of gas into storage under the ground has the ability to be an attempt to aggravate the situation, said Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"The fact that they currently do not (buy and) pumped gas in storage under the ground - ed.) Is not of an economic nature question in terms of pictures. It's a question of either lack of money or desire to aggravate the situation, "said Novak, RIA" Novosti ".
He said that currently has all the rules for the acquisition of "Naftogaz" of Russian gas and its injection into UGS. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – political, and the reasons for this. Along with this, 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, 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.