task of Ukraine and the EU
is to preserve a peace
and stability, to enhance
energy independence of Europe and Ukraine and to have equal rules of game with Russia", the
Ukrainian PM stressed at the Energy
Security Summit 2014 in
Berlin on Wednesday, May 28.
Prime Minister said that he highly appreciates efforts of the EU and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger as to trilateral talks
with Russia on gas issue.
are ready to pay bills and arrears. We are ready
compromise and market approach. And if we have success
in these trilateral negotiations, so it will be our common
success. If not - we
will achieve success in the Stockholm Arbitration Institute," the
to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, even
if the Ukrainian side pays the gas bill for the first quarter of
this year, Russia "will still do its best to turn off gas
supplies", "Russia’s goal is not to solve the problem, but to reach the escalation of
the situation. We do not believe words - we believe
And, since the
annexation of the Crimea, I have some doubts that Russia wants a
The Prime Minister underlined
that as to the price of Russian gas
Ukraine "does not ask for any discounts, but
market-based approach": "What is the reason
that Russia doubled the price of gas? Because it does not
like the Government? Do not like the pro-Western Ukrainian choice? We
are paying a political price."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also stressed that
"Russia has stolen 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas in
Crimea, which is Ukrainian property": "It stole Ukrainian
platforms that are worth $ 1 billion", it stole “Chornomornaftogas”- tens of billions of dollars."
firmly believe that it is our common purpose - to protect ourselves. Otherwise, Russian
"Gazprom" will do what it does every time: to divide the EU,
offer favorable conditions to some countries, try to get some
support from them and punish other countries," he said.
underlined that Ukraine is a
member of the Energy Community and a member of the
Energy Charter Treaty:
"Together with the EU, we are ready - and it is our common
responsibility - to develop
energy policy and do not allow anyone to use energy as a means of influence,
as a new type of weapon. We offered to
EU and the United States of
America to jointly operate and modernize the
Ukrainian gas transportation system, and we are ready to do so. We are ready to provide
Russia access to Ukrainian gas
transport system and storage facilities, it's our international obligations
under the Energy Charter Treaty and the Energy
to him, if the European Union provides a common energy policy, it will make it
stronger: "And it will make stronger Ukraine. That’s why, we ratified the
Energy Charter Treaty, and entered into the Energy community - we want to play
by the rules, not play with them."
"If we act together, we will achieve
success," Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.