Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov confirmed that during yesterday evening telephone conversation "channel four" raised the Topic of natural gas.
"and in truth, have agreed on the need to continue the dialogue. This dialogue has the ability to be both a bilateral and trilateral basis. The topic for discussion is evident, and it is " - he told reporters.
dialogues in early July with the assistance of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the European Commission on gas supplies to Kyiv ended in vain. Ukraine refused to sign a new additional agreement on supplies of Russian gas in the third quarter of 2015. So, from July 1, Russia's Gazprom cut gas supplies to Ukraine.
Ukraine refused to sign the document, believing unfavorable terms proposed by the Russian side. The Russian Federation made a proposal to Kiev a discount for the third quarter in the amount of $ 40, so the cost of gas for this period was to be 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters. This is the same as the Ukraine pay Russia for gas and in the 2nd quarter. Also the Russian Federation supported the quarterly change in the decision on gas supplies to Ukraine.
Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that such proposals are disadvantageous, in his vision, the discount in the third quarter should be $ 100, the same as during the winter package and the second quarter, and, thus, the cost should be 200 to 207 USD per thousand cubic meters. In addition, Kiev insists that the rules of gas supply was not determined on a quarterly basis and immediately identified before the end of the autumn-winter heating period 2015-2016.