Berlin hosted on June 4 a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Andrey Kobolev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Gazprom’s press office has said.
Moscow has received a $786.4 million payment from Ukraine for its gas debt for February-April 2014, Russia’s Ministry of Energy told ITAR-TASS on June 2.
The EU has proposed Ukraine to repay half of its debt for gas supplies in April-May until Moscow and Kiev agree upon a new gas price, EU Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger said on May 28 after a round of the trilateral Russia-Ukraine-EU consultations on gas issues
The European Union has recommended Kiev not to link Ukraine’s claims to Crimea’s gas reserves with the three-party talks on repayment of Ukraine’s debt for Russian gas supplies, European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger said on May 28, ITAR-TASS has reported.
Ukraine may repay at least $2.5 billion of its $3.5 billion debt for Gazprom gas supplies, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on May 26 following the second round of the trilateral talks between Moscow, Kiev and the EU, ITAR-TASS has reported.
Russia is ready to discuss a discount on gas supplies to Ukraine, but not a change in the pricing formula stipulated in the existing contract, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on May 20, RIA Novosti has reported.
Reliability of gas transit supplies from Russia to Europe depends from Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with TV channel Bloomberg, ITAR-TASS reported on May 20.
Russia is ready to give a discount for natural gas to Ukraine should Kiev pay off its debt to the tune of $2.237 billion, accumulated over the period until April 1, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told journalists on May 16, ITAR-TASS has reported.
Naftogaz of Ukraine is ready to pay off its debt to the Russian Federation for the use of natural gas, but only after settling the pricing dispute, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Didenko told a press briefing on May 15, Ukrinform has reported.
Russia is disappointed by the absence of EU specific proposals on solving the Ukraine gas debt problem and expects European countries to play a more active role in this process, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, May 15, ITAR-TASS has reported.