International monetary Fund hopes that the Russian Federation and Ukraine agree on the issue of payment for gas, told reporters on Thursday authorized Fund Jerry rice.
" Don't Want to go into a discussion on gas, which, as you know, continues. We urge both sides - " Gazprom " and " Naftogaz " to reach a mutually acceptable agreement as soon as possible, " said rice. He didn't want to tell whether the IMF to recommend Ukraine to pay off the debt for past gas deliveries from Russia.
Tripartite dialogues Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on gas will continue in the evening of 30 October, once the next round on Wednesday were unsuccessful. However, as stated, the Russian negotiators, and regular meeting and the signing of the winter gas service will be held only if Ukraine and the European Commission agree on the last of the three required documents - duplex Protocol, including financial guarantees Kiev to pay for gas from Russia.
Winter plan involves the resumption of gas supplies from Russia, Ukraine and ensure uninterrupted transit to the European Union in the winter. It provides for the repayment of Ukraine before the end of year 3, 1 billion of 5, 3 billion dollars of debt and the purchase of " Gazprom " additional amounts for the winter on a prepayment basis. The problem is in the lack of Kiev funds in advance - presumably 1, 6 billion dollars in purchases in 4 billion cubic meters.