MOSCOW, APR 4, - RIA Novosti/Prime." Gazprom during the second quarter will not apply the penalties relative to Naftogaz for the gas shortage by the formula of " take-or-fee ", But these funds will accrue and be taken into account in the future in the Stockholm arbitration, said the Minister of energy Alexander Novak in the conversation in the program.
"The issue is that Gazprom during the second quarter will not apply penalties in the case that the Ukrainian side will take less gas than in Accordance with a mode of" take or pay ". Here, in This case, goodwill, so to speak, of the parties. But This does not mean, as It is a gift. This is money that will be awarded, They simply will not be charged. They will be taken into account during the proceedings in the Arbitration court in Stockholm, and Gazprom will these funds be presented, " said Novak.
Thirty-first day of March has expired so-called "winter package" of agreements on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, signed under the mediation of the European Commission and in effect since November 1 of last year. After five months, Ukraine has purchased from Russia 2, 675 billion cubic meters of gas. According to the Last news, Naftogaz could pay Gazprom for this volume 905, 499 million.
"Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" April 1, signed an additional agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine in the 2nd quarter on terms similar to a " winter package ". The actual cost of Russian gas for Ukraine in the 2nd quarter with the discount of $ 100 is 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters. In the additional agreement maintained the principle of supplies prepaid.