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Arseniy Yatsenyuk says we are ready to negotiate "summer package" on market conditions
06.02.2015 | 16:50
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Ukrainian side along with European partners is ready to negotiate a new gas deal with Russia regarding the "summer package" on market conditions. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated this at a briefing after the meeting with the Head of Government of the Slovak Republic Robert Fico and negotiations of the government delegations of Ukraine and Slovakia on Friday, February 6.

Answering a journalist’s question, Arseniy Yatsenyuk recalled that in June 2014 had refused the proposals of the President of Russia, offering the $485 maximum price of gas and minimum - $385, "As a result of the fall in oil prices, the cost of Russian gas is $329 just in this quarter."

"Depending on the situation of oil prices, I think, that in summer the price will be from 250 to 300 dollars on European markets ", he underlined.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has emphasized that Ukraine together with European partners "is ready for negotiations, including with Russia on a new agreement on the" summer package "regarding gas supply. "We are ready to negotiate on market conditions, as we agreed at the trilateral level during the signing of the "winter package ", the Prime Minister stressed.

He also recalled that in 2013 the total volume of gas supplies to Ukraine from the European Union had been 5%, and from Russia - 95%, "Now we have reached the figure: 67% from Europe and 33% - from Russia."

"If we continue to do so, we actually will be able to fully diversify the sources of supply of natural gas to Ukraine. And here our partners from Slovakia play a significant role," the Prime Minister emphasized.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also reminded that Ukraine had filed a lawsuit to the Stockholm arbitration court as to gas debt, "Once again, I want to remind our northern neighbor that Ukraine is calling on Russia to compensate US$6 billion. The court will sort out who is to blame."

 

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