On April 1, Ukraine will stop purchases of Russian gas -

Demchyshyn Ukraine plans from April 1 to stop the purchase of Russian gas since it is not necessary, said Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn. It is reported. The minister said that this floor ’ connected with the fact that the price of gas imported UkRaina from Europe, the lower the price of its purchases from Russia. In the first quarter of this year Ukraine buys Russian gas at 329 dollars. On April 1, ceases to operate so-called « winter package » agreements on gas supplies between « Naftogaz » and « & raquo ;, Gazprom that were reached last fall in a trilateral format. ToFeet round of tripartite talks on gas so-called « summer package » &Ndash; Russian gas supplies to Ukraine after March 31 – to be held in mid-April. After trilateral gas talks March 20 Vladimir Demchyshyn said that Ukraine expects the price of Russian gas at 250 dollars per thousand cubic meterss. Meanwhile, Russian Energy Minister Vladimir Novak said that Russia is ready to consider a discount on gas for Ukraine, but it has established a quarterly basis.

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