Kiev hopes Before 20 December to agree on the rules of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine in the 1st quarter of 2016, said the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"the dialogue is still not started, but have you seen some steps or Declaration (on the part of the Russian Federation) about the fact that they are willing to have a dialogue. I think that in the near future such dialogues will take place ", - said Demchyshyn at a press conference on the first day of the week.
"Until December 20 will be held: dialogues, negotiation and signing of a supplemental agreement. This ought legally issue ", he added.
Winter gas package provides for the granting by Russia of the discount to the contract price of gas for Ukraine To the level of prices in adjacent EU countries. Discount provided by the government of the Russian Federation by reducing customs duties. In the fourth quarter the cost of gas from Russia to Ukraine with the discount is 227, 36 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak last week, said Last news that the Russian Cabinet will take a decision on the discount on gas for Ukraine for the 1st quarter of 2016 at the beginning of winter, after receiving a formal request of " Naftogaz ".