The discount for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of the coming year will be according to market prices for gas, said the Head of Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
"Everything will be depending on the prices that will emerge on the market currently it is difficult to say. Discount is necessary in order to bring the price to market, for this reason it will be depending on the price formula and the market price based on conditions, " he said, reports news Agency.
On Tuesday, the head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that Ukraine paid for gas would last only four day-to Saturday, November 14. On the first day of the week it was declared that the accumulation in underground gas storages of Ukraine decreased to 16, 998 billion cubic meters. The head of Ministry of state Vladimir Demchyshyn on 6 November said that Ukraine is prepared for a possible force majeure on gas supplies from Russia next winter, having bought more than 1 billion cubic meters of gas more than in the previous heating season. November 3, Demchyshyn said that Gazprom set the price for gas from Russia allows Kiev to buy natural gas in the volumes required, and gives the opportunity to count on the planned passage of the heating season. While Kiev nourishes the hope that in 2016 the cost for gas from Russia will be lower than 227 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. October 27, Demchyshyn has acknowledged that his country till the end of the year will not be able to accumulate in underground storages need for the winter season to 19 billion cubic meters of blue fuel. Along with this, Ukraine began massive deforestation for firewood, as well as among them protected. Trees are felled even in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In Kiev, now about 165 homes still remain without heat.