At the meeting in the Normandy format in Paris the discussion of the gas issue in Ukraine took place only in the context of the already initialed the documents, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"The gas issue was discussed. The gas issue was also mentioned, but in the context of those documents, which were initialed with the Ukrainian side and the Russian side signed ", ? quoted him as saying RIA " Novosti ".
"The Ukrainian side has promised (to sign documents). We are assuming still that we managed to reach agreements that suit all parties concerned ", ? said Sands. Previously the head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn has announced that Kiev expected the discussion in the "channel format" Protocol on winter gas package. 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." 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.