the context of the measures taken to prevent the crisis situation in energy
security area we report the following, despite endeavors undertaken by
Ukraine and the European Union, the Russian party fails to demonstrate
readiness to settle the problem of supplying natural gas from the Russian
Federation to Ukraine and the EU countries,” the address reads.
have launched the negotiations to ensure safety of supplies in tripartite
format - EU – Ukraine – the Russian Federation. Moreover, in the previous
week a bilateral meeting of head of board of Naftogaz
of Ukraine Andrii Kolobov
and head of board of Gazprom Alexey
Miller took place. However, through the position of the Russian party it
didn’t yield a result. Apart from that, a response by Gazprom
company to the prearbitral message of Naftogaz of Ukraine is the proof that the Russian side
rejects any dialog,” the document reads.
the abovementioned the Ukrainian party draws attention to the following
aspects of the negotiation process.
position of Ukraine concerning inadmissibility to introduce a monopoly,
politically motivated price for the Russian natural gas, which was increased
almost twofold on the unilateral basis and lacking any economic grounds,
still remains invariable. The Ukrainian party suggests Gazprom
company to sign extra deal and fix the price for natural gas for 2014 in the
amount of USD 268.5 per 1 thousand cubic meters, as was determined in the I quarter of 2014. After signing the agreement Ukraine
suggests the existing debt to be paid off to the Russian side within 10
days,” the address reads.
informed in the document that the Ukrainian party has never refused to cover
expenses for the consumed gas: “In this context we also emphasize, in
connection with the absence of accord by the Russian party to settle the
dispute regarding the natural gas price, the pre-payment issue cannot be
included into the agenda of the contractual relations”.
being the participant of the European Energy Charter and Energy Community,
officially declares its position that Ukrainian gas transporting system
including underground storages needs to be jointly upgraded and used by the
Ukrainian state with involvement of investors from the European Union and the
United States of America. It should be noted that the Russian side isn’t
included into the mentioned international communities that determine
transparent rules of energy security on the European continent. In this
regard we suggest to replace the point of receiving
the Russian natural gas to the Ukrainian-Russian border and sign new relevant
deals, which will enable European gas companies to use free capacities of
Ukrainian underground storages in order to satisfy joint energy security
interests,” the address contains.
Ukrainian party promotes a strong message that provoking of a new “gas
crisis” and attempts to discredit the reliability of a transit route via
Ukraine are aimed exceptionally at construction of the Southern Flow gas
pipeline, which, instead of ensuring diversification and strengthening of
energy independence of the EU, is to bypass the territory of Ukraine as a
must be acknowledged that in case the Russian Federation refuses to settle
the argument, a relevant claim shall be sent in the end of the current month
for considering by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of
Commerce. Ukraine is committed to resolve the dispute in arbitral manner or
beyond,” the document reads.