The Russian Cabinet Will take a decision on the discount on gas for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of 2016 at the beginning of winter, moreover, only after receiving a formal request of "Naftogaz" for it, said Last news the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak.
"It will be only at the beginning of winter to reckon with," said Novak on the issue price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 1st quarter. When asked about the discount the head of the Ministry of energy replied: "depending on price ".
Winter gas package, correlated Moscow and Kiev, with the assistance of the European Commission, provides for the granting by Russia of the discount to the contract price of gas for Ukraine to the level of prices in adjacent with the latest EU countries. Mechanism - reduction of customs duties by the statement of the decree of the government of the Russian Federation.
Novak said that the discount will not be provided by the Russian authorities automatically is first required to be obtained by a proper official address of "Naftogaz" to " Gazprom ".