Term of redemption " Naftogaz " part of the debt for gas deliveries from Russia expired on Tuesday, however, information about payments from Ukrainian side has not received. In fact It means, that already on Wednesday, eleven June, Russia may halt gas supplies to Ukraine, directing its gas transportation system only transit volumes.
Russia, Ukraine and the EU met on Tuesday night to continue trilateral dialogues gas in Brussels, however, due to the late arrival of the Russian delegation meeting postponed to 9. 30 environment (11. 30 GMT). In addition, Authorized Russian side to date is not announced yet another delay the introduction of prepayment. At the time of release phones authorized official of the Ministry of energy and Gazprom was out of network coverage.
from its part the press Secretary of the EU energy Commissioner Sabine Berger told reporters that the European Commission does not expect to be disrupted gas supplies to Ukraine, while going tripartite meeting." The second of June it was said that as long as I go to the meeting, will not be stopped deliveries. This is an issue between Russia and Ukraine. Our understanding - as long as you go dialogs (not required to be disrupted - editor), " said she.
by results of the previous meeting, which ended on Tuesday, the Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said the agreement pair of countries about the fact that Ukraine until June 10 will repay the gas Debt for November-December 1, 45 billion dollars, and also not fully pay for the delivery in April-may, transferring five hundred million dollars, remains without change.
Neither Naftogaz, Nor the Ministry of energy of Ukraine such payments are not announced. Moreover, the Ukrainian energy Minister Yuriy Prodan linked pay for gas with a consensus on the price of supplies. At the same time, Kiev is still insists on price in 268, 5 dollars per thousand cubic meters, which Nowak called an absolutely non-market. The EC proposed to establish a price in the range of $ 350-380 that corresponds to the level of gas price on the European market.
The European Commissioner Gunther Oettinger planned before the beginning of the next trilateral meeting said that at achieving agreement on gas prices between Russia and Ukraine is likely to take several days.
Debt of Ukraine for the gas started to emerge on the results of the November 2013, when the country was struck by a Crisis of political power, and at the end of April reached 3, 5 billion dollars." Gazprom " has decided to move to Ukraine for prepayment of supply in accordance with the contract.
Originally it was expected that the preliminary bill for June must be paid till June 3." Gazprom " June 2, received from " Naftogaz " payment in 786 million dollars in February-March and the introduction of pre-payment was transferred first on June 9, and then on 10 June.
in April, Naftogaz had brought about 2, 6 billion cubic meters of gas for 1, 27 billion dollars, in may - about 3, 5 billion cubic meters by 1, 7 billion. The price for Gazprom on the basis of the current contract prices in 485 dollars per thousand cubic meters, in force from April 1, after the abolition of all discounts.