The Russian side agreed to the signing of the tripartite Protocol with Ukraine and the European Commission on gas just in case this document will define the mutual obligations of all three parties, said Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"Our colleagues relentlessly pushing for the signing of a Protocol on the autumn-winter period. If this Protocol will identify the obligations of all three parties, mutual obligations, then such a document is, in principle, possible, "– said Novak in interview to television channel " Russia 24 ", RIA " Novosti ".
"If it will be just about any approaches to forming the discounts on gas, then of course It does not suit us, we have all these processes and so specified by the current contract. We will discuss all these issues. Time a bit since the autumn-winter period has come, and the gas in UGS of Ukraine now is not enough " – explained Novak. According to the Minister, in UGS of Ukraine already downloaded about fifteen billion cubic meters, whereas it ought to fifteen October to have 19 billion" Remained a month, when those volumes that Ukraine produces and performs a reverse from Slovakia, is clearly not going to miss about 3 billion cubic meters", - has added Novak. Speaking about the possibility of provision by Russia of the Ukrainian side discounts on gas, Novak said, because It can only be in the case of provision of Ukraine and the respective obligations of the EC." If the European Commission will provide funding, attraction of funds of credit institutions, as the Ukrainian side, as you know, an apparent lack of resources to pay For gas from Russia, then we are able to give a discount, which would have generated in those countries which are very close with Ukraine. For Gazprom, the Russian side Is perfectly normal, It's not the loss of funds coming budget, It is the possibility of gas sales at comparable prices. From our side, we would like to find approaches on our side, we had commitments from Ukraine and the European Union. Is the subject of negotiations ", - has noticed Novak. On the first day of the week the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko said on 30 September, the EBRD will look to provide loan to Ukraine for the purchase of gas for the winter. In late summer the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn expressed the hope that before the end of September, the country will receive a loan To purchase gas for the winter. August 28, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the only option consensus on gas supplies from Russia for next heating season will be the analogue of the triangular package 2014-2015. The European Commission hopes that Ukraine does not fully Fund the purchase of gas on the new " winter package ". In addition, the Vice-President of the EC in energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi? sure that the trilateral agreement on gas between Russia, Ukraine and EU will sign by the end of September.