MOSCOW, 9 APR - RIA Novosti/Prime. The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin supported the proposal of the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller to get nepredayavlenie Ukraine penalties for arrears of gas on a " take-or-pay (take or pay) for the powers of the second quarter, said to the correspondent a press-the Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"at the meeting (Miller) with the President was said about the period at three months follow - up period after the three-month period. It was mentioned about the subsequent period, " - said Peskov, answering a request correspondents to explain what kind of grace period, fines for the gas shortage was discussed at a meeting between Putin and Miller yesterday.
Peskov recalled that the leader motivated this decision with the interest of the Russian Federation to the Ukrainian side had a sense of stability. According to Peskov, the head of state ordered to work on this issue.
following the meeting, Putin and Miller some media wrote that "Gazprom" will not produce the fines Ukraine only on the nearest three-month period (second quarter 2015). In early April, Gazprom and Naftogaz signed an additional agreement on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in the second quarter, According to which "Gazprom" will not make a "Naftogaz" fines for arrears of gas contract rule " take or pay ".
As said yesterday Miller, the level of the selection gas from Russia is extremely low: in 2014, the level of exports amounted to slightly more than 14 billion cubic meters. According to the contract organizations, the annual volume of deliveries since 2010 amount to 52 billion cubic meters, of which 80%, or 41, 6 billion cubic meters, - mandatory level of selection, relative to which the rule of " take or pay ".
"Gazprom" following the results of 2012 put "Naftogaz of Ukraine" account for non-taking of gas under take-or-pay " at $ 7 billion, according to the results of 2013 - eleven, 388 billion dollars. Account the Ukrainian side has not paid, appealing to what was warned about the intention to reduce the purchase of gas. The official representative of "Gazprom" Sergei Kupriyanov in June 2013 stated that the Russian holding company does not go to court on the issue of the Invoice for the shortfall because they do not realize how "Naftogaz" can get these tools.