Discount on gas from Russia to Ukraine for the second quarter will be maintained at the same level - $ 100 per thousand cubic meters, said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
"currently on a 3 month package is extended, that's what was announced today," said Sands correspondents, reports RIA " Novosti "." Well, needless to say, the package is extended, it is extended without change, " explained the President's press Secretary, answering the question whether the Discount on gas for Ukraine in the same volume.
before Tuesday, it was announced that the government will extend to the second quarter until 1 July - a discount on gas for Ukraine, provided at the expense of export duties. First on Tuesday, a source close to the negotiations, reported that Moscow, despite the extension of the action winter package, insists on returning to the take-or-pay (take-or-pay ) on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. It was noted that the Discount on gas for the second quarter, which Russia can provide for Ukraine, stipulated by the contract. Remember, Naftogaz on the first day of the week said that she sent to Gazprom letter with the initiative to take measures to extend the "winter gas" package, which expires on March 31, before the end of the next autumn-winter period. The proposal of the European Commission. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in the Russian capital to discuss the proposal of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" about the renewal of the " winter package ". For his part, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that in the case of providing discounts for Ukraine, the cost of gas for 3 months can make 250 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. 20 March in Brussels was held dialogues on gas between Russia, the EU and Ukraine. Novak on the results of the negotiations said that the Discount on gas for Ukraine in "summer package" may be $ 100, or 30% if the cost will be below $ 330. While Kiev expects gas prices in the summer of supplies in the amount of $ 250 per thousand cubic meters. At the same time, Novak said that the regime of "take or pay" for Ukraine will resume on April 1, because Naftogaz and Gazprom consider this issue in the arbitration.