The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the trilateral contacts between Russia, EU and Ukraine on gas will continue, But the details he does not know.
"There were some desirable positions regarding the discounts, they were voiced many times already, But since the trilateral contact, at the present time I do not know the details of these contacts at the expert level. But the proposals, of course, such request, many times they were voiced by the Ukrainian side ", – RIA "news" words of the press Secretary of the President in response to the question, asked whether Ukraine to Russia for a discount on gas.
Soon it is expected to hold crestana meeting on gas in the format of Russia, Ukraine, EC To coordinate the positions of the parties on the so-called winter package of documents. Prior to this, the Minister of energy of Russia Alexander Novak on the results of bilateral meetings with the Vice-President of the European Commission on energenius marasem Sefcovic said that the Russian Federation is ready to give Ukraine a discount on gas for the fourth quarter and 1st quarter of 2016. According to Novak, the cost of gas for the winter period will be at the level of prices in neighboring Ukraine countries, such as Poland. Thus the conclusion about the size of the discount will be taken on the basis of spot prices in the EU. The head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller also said that the discount for gas for Ukraine For two quarters Until not Assigned, this will be determined by the Russian government. Thus, according to his statement, the contract value in the fourth quarter For Ukraine without discounts is 252 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. Discount on Russian gas For Ukraine is provided by a special decree of the RF government. For that Naftogaz is obliged to sign up to "Gazprom" with the request, and Gazprom to the Russian government. Last Friday the Head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kyiv hopes to come to a common understanding with Gazprom on gas supplies to Ukraine at a price of not more than 230 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters. In the 3rd quarter of Naftogaz does not purchase gas from Russia. The Ukrainian side is not satisfied with the offered Russia the cost, which with the discount of 40 $ 247, 17 dollars for 1 thousand Cubic meters.