BRUSSELS, 25 September - RIA Novosti/Prime. Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz Maros Sefcovic before a trilateral meeting on gas talks With the Ukrainian delegation, said Last news a source involved in the negotiation process.
before in the house profit of the European Commission invited both parties. The Russian delegation are the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak and the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller. From the Ukrainian side in the meeting participated the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn and the head of "Naftogaz" Andrey Kobelev.
according to a source Last news , after the meeting With Ukrainian delegation assumes two-way communication Sefcovic, the commissioners of Russia, and then will begin a trilateral meeting.
it is assumed that on the last working day of the week the parties will sign a tripartite Protocol or so-called winter package, which will fix the rules of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in the coming winter and its reliable transit to the European Union. All parties to the negotiations in their early highly considered the possibility of signing the document.
Kiev was hoping to get him a reasonable price for gas from Russia and money from European financial institutions for the purchase and pumping of gas into its storage underground. The government has already issued a regulation on the discount on gas for Ukraine in the fourth quarter, according to which the final cost will be $ 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters - on a level With the neighbouring countries of the EU. Demchyshyn called the price is close to fair.
for its part, the European financial institutions are expected to provide Ukraine with five hundred million dollars for the purchase of 2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia and its injection into Ukrainian UGS facilities by the start of the heating season. According to various estimates, Ukraine ought to accumulate in their own UGS ahead of the autumn-winter period of about 19 billion cubic meters of gas. According to the Association of European operators of the underground gas storages (GSE), the volume of gas in UGS Ukraine on 24 September was fifteen, 457 billion cubic metres.