The government of Ukraine is ready to give to " Gasprom " state guarantee for the payment of the debt on the fact of the received gas from Russia, said at a press conference on the last working day of the week, the Head of " Naftogaz " Andrey Kobelev.
" To remove these doubts (about the solvency of Naftogaz " - as amended), the Government made concessions to Naftogaz and the process of negotiations and assured that in fact selected volumes of gas has the possibility to be granted a sovereign guarantee. It is the guarantee of the Ukrainian government, that is the most important tool guarantees that any organization working in Ukraine ", - stated Korolev.
From April 1 the price for gas for Ukraine has increased From 268 5 dollar to 485 dollars per thousand cubic meters. This happened as a result of cancellation 2 of discounts. One of them was given in the beginning of winter 2013 and cancelled due to the fact that Kyiv is not extinguished the debt was not paid current supplies. Another discount was provided by the Kharkiv contracts 2010 in exchange for an extension of stay of the black sea fleet in the Crimea and was cancelled after turning the Peninsula into the Russian Federation.
on Thursday, the Head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that Gazprom is obliged to obtain from " Naftogaz of Ukraine " to 10. 00 16 June 1, 9 billion, otherwise relative to the supply of gas to Ukraine will be introduced the mode of payment. The previous payment - in 786 million in February-March, Gazprom received on 2 June. In addition to supplies for November-December Kyiv haven't paid delivered in April-may of gas from Russia. Its total cost makes 3 billion dollars based on the current contract prices in 485 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
The head of Gazprom also said that Ukraine's position on the tripartite negotiations (European Union, Russia and Ukraine) on the gas issue is an open blackmail, it is absurd, ultimate and unconstructive.
before 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