Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. signed a decree on the gas price for Ukraine in the fourth quarter - on the price level for Ukraine's neighbouring countries of the EU, is notified on.
"According to the resolution of the gas price for Ukraine at the level of approved natural gas prices for countries of European Union, bordering with Ukraine. This decree applies to legal relations arising from 1 October 2015 and valid through 31 December 2015 ", - reported in the report.
The head of the Russian Ministry of energy Alexander Novak before on Thursday said that the government has already prepared a draft resolution on granting Ukraine a discount on gas from Russia in the fourth quarter - around $ 20 USD per thousand cubic meters.
Novak on the last working day of the week will participate in a trilateral meeting of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on winter gas package, which ideally is obliged to become the same signing of the tripartite Protocol on gas supplies from Russia in Ukraine's upcoming heating season. Kiev hopes in the winter package to get from Russia a market price for gas, which will be lower than in Europe and has stated a desire of Kiev to get a price not exceeding 230 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
The contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter is 252 dollars per thousand cubic meters discount, which the Government provides at the expense of export duties, can reduce the price of "blue fuel" to Kiev, presumably to 230 dollars. In the 3rd quarter, Naftogaz does not purchase gas from Russia - he was not satisfied with the price, which with the discount 40 $ 247, 17 dollars per thousand cubic meters.