The discontent of Kiev in relation to the size of the discount for gas for the period 3rd quarter of 2015 is the capital of Russia surprise, said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"Unfortunately, the Ukrainian side said that the level of discounts granted by the Russian Federation, does not suit her. We believe, because it fits the situation related to the formation of prices in the market. The Ukrainian side declared about the fact that she was expecting a discount at least equal to 30% of the price generated by the contract "— leads RIA "Novosti" message Novak at the conclusion of the tripartite talks on gas.
The Minister explained that given the falling oil prices that affect gas prices, the contract price of Russian gas for Ukraine fell by more than $ 200 compared with what it was a year Earlier." Need to offer more than $ 40, no.… for this reason, needless to say, We are very surprised — Ukrainian side wanted the lower price, but this does not correspond to today's market conditions ", — explained Novak. Remember, "Naftogaz of Ukraine" on Tuesday, said that from 1 July 2015 shall suspend the purchase of gas from Gazprom to agree on the terms of delivery. Explaining the actions of Kiev, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the conclusion on suspension of gas purchases from Russia – and political grounds for this. According to the Minister, the EC has not assessed the discount on gas for Ukraine, provided by Russia in the third quarter. In addition, Novak said that the Russian Federation will continue supplying gas directly to the South-East of Ukraine. Before Tuesday, the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that Kyiv insists on signing an agreement on gas for the entire heating season and does not agree to a discount for the quarter. The Ukrainian Minister Also said that the price for gas from Russia at $ 247 not happy with Kiev, and the Ukrainian side insists on a 30% discount on the contract price. However, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow considers unfounded assertions of Ukraine on the discrepancy of discounts on gas for the third quarter of the market pricing mechanism. Before in the same day, a source in the Ukrainian delegation was informed that the participants of the trilateral gas talks have not reached agreement on any of the issues discussed. Before that, the Russian energy Minister Alexander 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 obnarodowanniye offered 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.