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Ukraine has called an acceptable price for Russian gas at $160-170


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Yesterday the head of Ministry Alexander Novak said that Russia has set the price of Russian gas for Ukraine at $ 180 per thousand cubic meters. According to him, this is lower than the price of the first quarter to $ 212. In connection with the recalculation in accordance with currency rates Russia sees no reason to provide Ukraine with an additional discount.

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However, do not think so in Kiev. The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn during the summit on nuclear security in Washington said that the contract signed with Russia in 2009 contains extremely unfavorable conditions for the Ukrainian side. According to him, formed according to prescribed in the contract formula price «insufficient to Ukraine was profitable to buy gas».

According to Demchishin, in Europe, for example in Germany, a thousand cubic meters of gas Ukraine takes $ 170. About the price, and even cheaper — $ 160 — Minister and named acceptable for Russian «blue fuel».

«It’s a fair price», — said the Ukrainian Minister.

According to him, now is the time of completion of the heating season, and the reserves of gas in Ukraine while there.

To the question, what is the situation with gas provision in the East of Ukraine Demchyshyn said: «Someone provides them. Everyone is happy. That’s the main thing».

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