Kiev expects dialogues on gas in the near future, hopes to reach a decision on a winter package for this or next week, said Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
"dialogues going nonstop, so I think that in the near future will be another round. We adopted the Protocol ? the proposal, developed by the Russians and the European Commission (last week in Vienna). In principle, put together his understanding, will send his vision of this document. But somehow I think that throughout this week and next week the decision will be ", - has declared the Minister, RIA " Novosti ".
Before that Demchyshyn said that Kiev does not consider a fair price for gas at $ 250 per cubic meter. In the last month of summer it was claimed that the cost of procurement "Naftogaz of Ukraine" European gas in the 2nd quarter was 11% higher than the price of gas purchases in Russia. Gazprom supplied gas to Ukraine at a price of 247, 18 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. At the same time the weighted average cost of gas imports from Europe including the transportation is 275 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on a 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.