“Naftogaz” asked “Gazprom” to extend the “winter package”

Naftogaz” sent a letter to “Gazprom” with a proposal to extend the “winter package” for another year, referring to the proposal of the European Commission. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” welcomes the Commission’s proposal to extend the end of next autumn-winter period of so-called “winter package” - agreement reached Ukrainian, Russian parties and the Commission during tripartite talks in Brussels on October 31, 2014, according to a press release Ukrainian company.

The report notes that the Ukrainian side has sent a letter to “Gazprom” with a proposal to consider the extension of the “winter package”.

“Naftogaz” recalled that on March 27 the Ukrainian side has received from the European Commission Vice-President Maros Shevchovicha letter in which he speaks of his proposal to leave Russia in action current pricing mechanism for Russian gas supplied to Ukraine.

Shevchovich also said Ukrainian and Russian side about the readiness of the European Commission to hold a trilateral meeting in Brussels in mid-April, the report says, “Naftogaz”, which confirmed their willingness to participate in the meeting.

March 31, 2015 will expire so-called winter package. Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that from the 2nd quarter of the price of gas for Ukraine without prices could reach $ 348. Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchishin, in turn, said that with the April 1, 2015 Ukraine stopped buying Russian natural gas, because it does not see the point of buying it at prices higher than in Europe.

March 20 in Brussels, held trilateral talks with the participation of Russia, Ukraine and the EU, to discuss the conditions of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine after the 31 March action “winter package”. All parties have estimated the talks as constructive. The next meeting is scheduled for April, exact date to be agreed upon later.

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