The price of gas for Ukraine will be discussed only in the form of discounts because the cost is strictly determined by the contract, said the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak.
"The issue of price is discussed from the perspective of creating pictures, but from the perspective of providing discounts from Russia, – noticed Novak.– the value specified in the formula of the contract, the contract remains in force until 2019. Any revision of the price formula for gas for Ukraine is not provided and the Russian side there is a very hard position."
"We would like to with such approaches our party obligations and from Ukraine, and from the European Union, – noticed Novak.– This is really a subject of negotiations. Time a bit since the autumn-winter period has come ". Novak also said that 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. 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.