The Russian Federation and the European Commission agreed to start the action "winter package" for gas for Ukraine from October 1, but the agreement may not provide a discount on gas If its value according to the formula will be at the level of spot prices in the European Union, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"The formula is the following – If the formula of the contract value will be at the level of spot prices in the European Union, the discounts are generally not become. If the cost will be higher than spot prices, this Delta will be aligned to the price of Poland ", – he said, reports the news Agency.
The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on the "winter package" of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet as providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC. However, as said the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the EU will provide five hundred million dollars to Ukraine for gas injection, but this is not enough. Yesterday, Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that the Russian side agreed to the signing of the tripartite Protocol with Ukraine and the European Commission on gas just in case this document will define the mutual obligations of all three parties. On the first day of the week the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko said on 30 September, the EBRD will look to provide loan to Ukraine for the purchase of gas for the winter. In late summer the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn expressed the hope that before the end of September, the country will receive a loan to purchase gas for the winter. August 28, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the only option consensus on gas supplies from Russia for next heating season will be the analogue of the triangular package 2014/2015