MOSCOW, Jul 28 - RIA Novosti/Prime. The European Commission made a proposal to hold a trilateral meeting on gas in the last month of summer, the Ministry of energy is considering the proposal, told reporters the Minister of energy Alexander Novak. Thus, according to his statement, the Russian position is that all the rules for the purchase of Russian gas by Ukraine is created, and a meeting on the conditions for the fourth quarter should be performed in September.
Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn on the first day of the week said that he hoped to hold the next trilateral gas negotiations in the format Ukraine-EU-Russia no later than the end of August.
"We believe that all the rules for the acquisition of gas generated, for this reason the meeting have the opportunity to arise for discussion only (conditions of purchase of gas from Russia - ed.) in the fourth quarter, but this, of course, September. The European Commission made a proposal to meet in August, We regard ", - said Novak.
The last trilateral meeting on gas was held in Vienna on 30 June. The parties failed to sign any documents on the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine to buy gas for the winter." Naftogaz " from July 1, stopped buying gas from Russia.
Ukraine is now actively seeking funds to purchase the required amount of gas and pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season. Deputy head of "Naftogaz" Sergey Conover July 16, declared that "Naftogaz" in September-October, hopes to get to these goals the EBRD loan of 300 million dollars, but IFC can give credit in the same amount of European suppliers of gas that they pumped the fuel in Ukrainian gas storage facilities. Demchyshyn said that Kyiv expects to receive these funds until August.
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