Additional discounts for Ukraine for gas in the winter will not, the pricing will be on a contractual formula, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"The formula we stated, what will be the formula of choice discount" ? said Novak, Answering the question, what will be the cost of gas for Ukraine in the winter, RIA " Novosti ".
Answering the question whether Ukraine provided additional discount on this period, Novak said, " No." Yesterday the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Kiev expects dialogues on gas in the near future and hopes to reach a decision on a winter package for this or next week. 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.