" Gazprom " has made the initiative to arrange a discount on gas from Russia to Ukraine by reducing duties on its exports from Russia, Kiev, Such a mechanism does not suit, said the head of the Ukrainian energy Ministry Yuriy Prodan.
" Unfortunately, changed the position of the Russian side. Long conversations between " Gazprom " and " Naftogaz " has led To the fact that " Gazprom " has made the initiative mechanism of formation rates as providing discounts on duty. In Such a situation, the price for gas is regulated by the decree of the RF government, at any time, this decision of the government has the opportunity to be cancelled. Naturally, these principles of formation does not suit the Ukrainian side ", - stated Sold.
This mechanism of providing discounts in the relations of the two countries has already been used. In April 2010 the Russian Federation and Ukraine signed in Kharkiv intergovernmental agreement eaten stay of the RF black sea fleet in Ukraine after 2017, and gave Kyiv a discount on gas at $ 100 per thousand cubic meters due to decreased duties on the export of gas, that Is at the expense of the Russian budget. Discount was abolished from 1 April after joining the Crimea to Russia.
Thus Sold clarified that the issue price is linked to the repayment of debt for already delivered to Ukraine gas.
" There is an agreement of the parties to solve the problem of batch agreement, when a price agreement will be resolved the question of payment of payments for gas, " said Sold.