` Ukraine Will Pay $268 US-Dollars then Repay their Debt and Does Not Accept Russia’s Decision to Raise Price ‘

#AceFinanceNews – KIEV – April 05 – Ukraine is ready to buy Russian natural gas at a price of 268 U.S. dollars per 1,000 cubic metres, parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on Saturday, April 5.

He said Ukraine “does not accept” Russia’s decision to raise the price of gas from April 1 and regards it as “political pressure”.

“Political pressure will not pass. We do not accept the price of 500 U.S. dollars. Ukraine is ready to continue buying natural gas at the price that was in effect since the beginning of the year – 268 U.S. dollars. This is an acceptable and balanced price,” Yatsenyuk said.

He reiterated Kiev’s readiness to “make all payments for the previous gas supplies” and was waiting for Russia’s reply.

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said on Saturday that “the debt situation cannot continue endlessly. We cannot supply gas for free. The debt must be paid. And current deliveries must be paid in full, too. ”
He stressed that the debt was growing by the month and now only 20 percent of payments were collected, compared to about 50 percent just recently.

As a result, “Ukraine’s debt to Russia will grow by 5.6 billion U.S. dollars by the end of the year.
This is a huge amount of money. This is a very tangible negative result for Gazprom,” he said, adding that this money was already included in the company’s investment plans and budget.

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#AceFinanceNews MOSCOW April 05 One was given in…

#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW – April 05 –

One was given in accordance with the so-called Kharkov agreements, when the Russian government lowered the gas price for Ukraine in return for the Sevastopol port lease for the Black Sea Fleet. The discount came into force, but the agreement specified a period of the fleet deployment beginning from 2017, that is in advance.

The other discount was given in late 2013 “in connection with Ukraine’s sincere wish to change something in our relationship”, Kupriyanov said, adding that it did not happen, and so, the terms would be revised.

Russian News Sources.

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Nobody has pressed Ukraine. The gas contract concluded in 2009 remains in force, and the Ukrainian side keeps to it, in terms of international trade practice, Gazprom’s spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov has said. “Actually, the contract which is in force now with the price, which has been announced, was signed in 2009 and has been in force all the time. Naftogaz of Ukraine has been carrying it out. It means the company has recognized it,” he said on Russia television in the broadcast “Saturday News with Sergei Brilyov”. Kupriyanov noted two discounts had been removed.

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