Initialled the Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in winter will require refinements to be signed, said the Head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"I hope That this work will be completed in the near future and the document will be signed ", - quotes its words news Agency.
Demchyshyn explained the non-signing of tripartite Protocol on winter gas package, but only the initialling of the need to show the document to the lawyers, reports RIA " Novosti ". However, He said That " we are satisfied ". The head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak said That the Protocol was a formality, the parties have already achieved consensus perform. This Demchyshyn confirmed That " the signing (winter package) - technical procedure, principled consensus ". However, He noted That " the exact date of signing no ", but " the story is about max week ". He added That the Ukrainian side is not fundamentally a place of signing the contract." As for the start time of procurement, as soon as will be completed the remaining procedures and the contract is made, signed, contract starts and we start to pump gas into storage under the ground ", - said demchyshyn." Commercial rules (initialed winter package) is exceptional. With own part, I consider That they support our economy. It is very important for our government to develop a strategy for the stabilization of the domestic economy. I think it was a very important step today, " said Demchyshyn. Remember, on the last working day of the week was held a trilateral dialogue Russia the European Union and Ukraine. Agreed on the gas price for Ukraine (With discount) to 232 USD per 1 thousand Cubic meters. The European Union has pledged to allocate to Kiev for the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities more than five hundred million dollars. On Thursday, Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. signed a decree, according to which gas price for Kiev approved on the price level for EU countries, bordering with Ukraine.