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Kiev from Moscow seeks to reduce the price of gas delivered under the contract.
Under the existing contract, in II quarter payment for gas is expected to grow from 305 to 330 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
January 19 last year, Gazprom and Naftogaz have signed two contracts for the years 2009-2019: Sale of gas and the amount and conditions of gas transit through Ukraine. Under the contract, Gazprom and Naftogaz to January 1, 2010 went to the pricing of gas and the formation of a transit fare in full compliance with European standards. Under the existing contract, in II quarter payment for gas is expected to grow from 305 to 330 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Ukraine believes the price of natural gas supplied by Gazprom to Naftogaz of Ukraine "on sales contracts, unfair and offers Russia to reconsider her.
Ukraine wants to ask for a lower price for gas from the current 305 to 200 dollars per thousand cubic meters.
Instead, Kiev is ready to give Gazprom a lease of the underground gas storage facilities, to restore Russia's Kremenchug refinery, which until 2007 was controlled by "Tatneft" and sign contracts for the completion of two nuclear reactors from Russia. Moreover, the $ 5 billion for the construction of Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant should be provided for future co-owner of "Rosatom" in the form of loans. In addition, the Ukrainian government is going to give Russian private investors, guarantees the inviolability of investments.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov considers that Russia may well adopt the proposals in Kiev: "Not in the interest of Russia to destroy Ukraine's economy. In the interest of Russia to have a reliable, stable partner, whose economy is growing.
Revision of the gas contract is possible next week in Kharkov, after meeting the presidents of Ukraine and Russia. If the price of gas will be reduced by 20-30%, the Russian side in this year may be short $ 3 billion, while Ukraine will be able to adopt a budget and quickly make a loan from the IMF.