A trilateral dialogue between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on gas were started in the premises of the permanent mission of the EU to the international organizations in Vienna, said the Commissioner of the Ministry of energy.
Talks in a trilateral format was preceded by bilateral meetings of commissioners of the European Commission with members of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations. The first arrived the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn and the head of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Andrey Kobelev. Communication between the parties lasted about an hour, After which the Ukrainian delegation left the building, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Meeting of the Russian delegation, the commissioners of the EC was held in the afternoon. It was attended by Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak and permanent Commissioner of the Russian Federation to the EU Vladimir Chizhov. The head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller did not go to Vienna. This bilateral Meeting lasted longer pradesha and longer than intended by the negotiators. It is assumed that the main topics of discussion at the tripartite meeting will be gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine and its transit to the European Union. Demchyshyn hinted to reporters that Ukraine does not agree with the proposed Russian gas supplies in the 3rd quarter, for example with a discount rate of 40 $ and the final price in 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Before Novak said that the Russian Federation is not going to negotiate with Ukraine a discount on gas for the third quarter, the decision has already been taken by the Russian government and the supply of gas to Ukraine will be carried out on these terms. On the first day of the week, the Russian government officially promulgated the Ordinance provided for the account of customs duty gas discount for Ukraine in the third quarter. After that, Gazprom sent to the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" offer to sign a supplementary agreement to the existing contract of sale and purchase of natural gas in 2009?2019. Medvedev also on the first day of the week called the final price of gas for Ukraine. According to him, Russia will not be able to save a discount in the same amount and the final cost will be $ 247 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. Appropriate calculations were made after the Ukrainian side has officially appealed to Russia with a request to save gas discount. In addition, Novak confirmed holding a trilateral meeting on gas for Ukraine on June 30.