Ukraine, which is more than a month does not import Russian Gas, will sign a new contract with Gazprom for the heating season, said the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"Even with all the efforts undertaken, the peak load should be closed still from Russia. For this reason, definitely have plans to come to a consensus with the Russians, because the contract for the heating season is necessary, and we will sign it", - has said Demchyshyn, UNIAN reports.
The Minister also said that the next trilateral meeting in the format Ukraine-EU-Russia will be held in Vienna in late summer. In addition, the Minister added that Ukraine until the end of the heating season, hopes to buy Gas from Russia at a price not exceeding 250 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters." I think the prices will be Within 2 blocks, i.e. before the end of the heating season, at the level of $ 250 plus or minus. This will be an adequate level. Maybe Even a little lower due to the fact that oil in the last days sags " – said Demchyshyn. On the first day of the weekend demchyshyn said that Ukraine continues to seek a trilateral agreement on supplies of Russian gas. Before that, the head of Department of European integration of the Ukrainian energy Ministry Michael BNO-Hayriyan said that Ukraine without gas from Russia will be difficult to pass future heating season, however, Kiev is considering such an option as one possible scenario. August 3 Ukraine expressed hope that the signing of the Treaty with Russia on gas delivery in October. On July 17, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the process of speech in Parliament said Ukraine 70% is provided by gas from the European Union. Gas purchased by Ukraine in the European Union, only from a formal point of view is " European ", but in fact It's the same Gas from Russia, which the EU traders resell Kiev." 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, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this.