Ukraine insists that Russia has introduced legal amendments to the Protocol on gas supplies, which was initialed on 25 September in Brussels, said the Ukrainian media citing a source in diplomatic circles.
Document until not signed, really, because of one word that wants to change the official Kiev, reports " Apostrophe ". The refusal of Russia to revise the Document Ukraine did not want to sign it. In the end the Protocol was initialled only.
Ukraine demands that the role of signatory from the Russian Federation in the document was not authorized " Russian side ", As proposed by Moscow, " the Russian government ". This edit is extremely important, said sources in diplomatic circles, As Introduced by the Russian Federation option allows Moscow to disavow achieved consensus and in practice to refuse to provide discounts on gas in the 1st quarter of 2016." We wish to 2 October, the Russian side gave us the explanation, why it insists on its version, " - said the interlocutor of the edition. On Thursday the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Ukraine until not planning to sign a trilateral Protocol on winter gas package. On Wednesday the Ministry of energy of Russia reported that Moscow and the EC signed an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine on the winter package, it remains to await the decision of the Ukrainian side. On Tuesday authorized the press service of the EC said that according to the expectations of the European Commission, the Protocol on winter gas package, initialed by Russia, Ukraine and the EC on 25 September, will be approved by the governments of Russia and Ukraine and will begin to act in a few days. First of demchyshyn said that Ukraine plans this winter to buy from Gazprom only 2 billion cubic meters of gas, the rest – be purchased in the European Union. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the total amount of payments of Ukraine for gas from Russia in winter will be about $ 3 billion.