Authorized Ukrainian Naftogaz on Tuesday in the process of negotiations with the Russian Gazprom in Berlin continued to insist that a thousand cubic meters of gas to Kiev should cost 268 dollars, said Rada appointed Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
according to him, Ukraine hopes that the results of the negotiations with Russia, the countries will sign an additional agreement, the draft of which Gazprom has given Naftogaz, RIA " Novosti." Currently, they are in Berlin at the level of head of Gazprom Alexei Miller and (Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz Andrew) Koroleva, " said Yatsenyuk, RIA " Novosti ", adding that he hoped " to complete the negotiations during the current week ". He believes that gas dialogues " in fact were initiated only on the first day of the week. Yatsenyuk has specified that puts them in the low-key. Also, according to him, about 12 billion cubic meters of gas are currently in Ukrainian underground storage to pass the winter period need at least another 7 billion In the first day of the week in Brussels was held the next round of trilateral negotiations of the EU, Russia and Ukraine for gas. The head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said after talks that Gazprom and Naftogaz agreed that no one of the parties will be filing a claim in the Stockholm court. For its part, the European Commissioner for energy Gunther Oettinger has made the initiative to introduce a new price for gas deliveries from Russia, Ukraine, noting that it is necessary to find out that the gas price for Kiev to exclude discussion at least a year. Equally on Monday Gazprom announced the decision to postpone the introduction of the mode of advance payment for gas to Kiev from 3 to 9 June, provided that before this date will be paid delivered to Ukraine in may of blue fuel. It was once the energy Ministry has assured receipt of the translated Kiev 786, $ 4 million in repayment of debt for delivered in February and March of gas from Russia. If the preliminary bill for June will not be paid in time, Russia may from 9 June to turn off the gas to Ukraine. It creates potential danger to the transit of gas from Russia to the European Union. Remember, until April for Ukraine acted discount - 268, 5 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Gazprom from April 1 cancelled the discount and increased the price to 385 5 dollar as Kyiv, regardless of December arrangements, paid the debt and current supplies. 3 April happened announced the cancellation and discounts on Kharkiv contracts 2010, which was given in exchange for an extension of stay of the black sea fleet in Crimea, and the price rose to $ 485 per thousand cubic meters.