Gazprom during the term of the new winter gas package for Ukraine in the period from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016 will not apply to the contract Naftogaz's take-or-pay ( "take or pay" ).
"On 24 September this year "Gazprom" sent "Naftogaz of Ukraine" a letter signed by the Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller. In the letter, Gazprom confirms that it will not apply the "take or pay" contract of the sale and purchase of gas dated 19 January 2009 regarding the supply of gas from Russia to Ukraine in the period from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016, "according to the report, RIA" Novosti ". The Gazprom reserves all its rights under the specified contract. On Thursday, Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. signed a decree, according to which gas price for Kiev at the level of the approved prices for EU countries, bordering with Ukraine. On 16 September the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on a "winter package" is solved. At the same time he said that "Gazprom will abstain from the rules of" take-or-pay " next two quarters ". For its part, the Ministry of energy has excluded the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak, for example, said that the draft resolution of the government of the Russian Federation provides for a discount on gas for Ukraine for the fourth quarter of approximately $ 20. Ukraine last week said that he wants a discount of $ 30.