The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century was surprised to hear the words of the European Commissioner for energy Gunther Oettinger about the need to start negotiations between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine on gas.
" I heard, but I don't know what they mean, if the conversations were going, but have absolutely no authority, then there will be not only ", - he told reporters.
As before said to the reporters of the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, meetings and negotiations of Russia and Ukraine on gas at the highest level, stated Ettinger, either today or in the near future is not expected that proposals had been received. At the same time He added that Russian side wants to explain that meant Ettinger.
EU energy Commissioner said before, at a press conference that " today the presidents of both countries are required to begin, assume you start conversations on gas.
The current price for gas from Russia to Ukraine after the abolition of all discounts is 485 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Kyiv demands to return the price in 268, 5 dollars per thousand cubic meters, which operated in the first quarter of the current year in service with a number of other economic agreements achieved at the end of last year with the former authorities of Ukraine. The Russian side calls the price in 268, $ 5 absolutely non-market. The Commission proposed to establish a price in the range of $ 350-380 that corresponds to the cost of gas on the European market.
following the meeting in Brussels yesterday, the Russian side voiced a number of compromise proposals: to grant Ukraine a gas discount for 100 dollars to the contract price, in addition to introduce it retroactively from April