Winter gas package for Ukraine will be signed, said the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande.
The Russian Federation, Ukraine and the EC last week in Brussels initialed a legally binding Protocol on winter package, valid from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016. The head of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller expected that Naftogaz will start the purchase of gas from Russia already in October. Sources said Fins news that the final consensus on winter gas package for Ukraine have the possibility to be reached at the conference of leaders of "Norman four" in Paris. Moreover, in some mass media there was information that the document can be signed during this summit.
"They (agreements) have been initialed and will be signed and will be required to be executed in the amounts and on the terms as envisaged above," said the French leader on the results of the negotiations " channel four ".
on Wednesday the Head of Ministry Alexander Novak said that the tripartite Protocol signed by the Russian Federation and the European Commission, is now " the ball is on the Ukrainian side ". However, He added that the Protocol is based on existing contracts of "Gazprom" and " Naftogaz ", Ukraine has all opportunities to start pay for gas from Russia today at the time of the agreements reached in Brussels on 25 September.
According to the agreement, Ukraine undertook obyazatelstva to buy from Russia to 2 billion cubic meters of gas. Delivery financing will be secured through a credit of five hundred million dollars raised by Kiev With the help of the EC. Russia will give Ukraine a discount to the contract price of gas in the amount of about $ 20 per thousand cubic meters.