MOSCOW, 25 Jul - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia will not renew the contract with Ukraine on gas transit to the European Union After 2019 on unfavourable terms, said Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. a..
"As practice shows, make forecasts regarding the prospects of the Ukrainian transit - the case is extremely ungrateful. However, it is Clear that to extend the transit contract with Ukraine on unfavourable terms, we will not " - said Medvedev in interview to the Slovenian newspaper.
Transit rate through the territory of Ukraine is now 2, 7 dollars per thousand cubic meters per 100 kilometers. The Ukrainian side said that he wants to raise the bet to $ 5. Then the Ukrainian government has stated many times that the Treaty between Ukraine and Russia on gas transit to the European Union will be extended After 2019, As alternatives to the Ukrainian route no.
"It (the contract for the transit of gas from Russia - ed.) ends at the end of 2019, and precisely at 10 am on 1 January 2020. If the validity period will not be extended, we will not have the regulatory legal base for further gas supplies through Ukraine, " - said Medvedev.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller at the end of June, said that the organization has instructed us to hold dialogues with Ukrainian partners on the possibility of conclusion of the contract on gas transit to the European Union for the period After 2019, However, such an agreement does not have the ability to be concluded at a disadvantage for Russian organizations, while Kiev requires the entry of unacceptable change.