Kiev has asked Moscow to provide a discount on gas by abolishing export duties until the end of the year, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"They have long been addressed, I want before the end of the year," said Novak, reports news Agency. The Minister answered " Yes " to the question, have you received any formal request from Ukraine for this. Remember, Naftogaz April 1, signed with Gazprom an additional contract for the supply of gas in the 2nd quarter of 2015. According to the document, the preliminary cost of gas for Ukraine in the 2nd quarter before discount is 348 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters and will be clarified. Russia was given a discount by reducing export taxes in the amount of 100 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. The head of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller, explaining the contract, I noticed that Gazprom will not demand payment of fines by the rule of "take or pay" for gas deliveries in the 2nd quarter of 2015. In April, the import of gas from Russia to Ukraine amounted to 294, 471 million cubic meters.