After the signing of the trilateral Protocol on winter package gas from Russia and the European Commission, now the ball is on the Ukrainian side, nothing prevents us to start pay for gas from Russia according to the agreement, said the Head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
"currently, it is reported, the ball is on the side of Ukraine. From our side and from the EC signed the Protocol. We believe that the Protocol signed, colleagues (Ukrainian) have the ability to work safely, especially since the entire Protocol on the location of existing contracts ( "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" ), nothing new ", ? RIA "news" words of Novak.
on the first day weekend the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that to a "very cold winter" Ukraine may need to buy 5 to 7 billion cubic meters of gas. The head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev on the first day of the week said about the talks With European partners on reducing gas prices and the possibility of reduction depending on the volume of purchases in reverse. In the 3rd quarter Ukraine buys gas from Russia. Kiev was not satisfied with the price, even With the discount. The price for gas for Kiev in the fourth quarter With the discount will be about 227, 36 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Remember, Russia, Ukraine and the EC initialled a Protocol on winter gas package, according to which the European Union has pledged to allocate to Kiev for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities more than five hundred million dollars. Kiev informs that has already received the money. Thus, According to a source close to the leadership of the EU " the European Commission is working With international financial institutions, so that With their help We were able to provide five hundred million dollars before the end of the year." The EC was informed that the Protocol on winter package was sent for approval to the governments of Russia and Ukraine. The head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine's government may approve the Protocol on winter package this week, and the Head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev looked forward to the signing of documents at the time of the winter package of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, at the very latest, in early October.