Russian gas could slip back to Ukraine – media

Russian media report that Ukraine needs Russian gas and wants to buy it. However, according to journalists, this will require both parties to fulfill a number of conditions.

Today, December 9, in the capital of Belgium will be held trilateral talks, which will take part the representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the European Union. During negotiations, the conversation can take place on the resumption of purchases of gas by Ukraine in Russia, reports “Диалог.UA” with reference to the Russian newspaper “Kommersant”.

Ukraine already more than a year does not buy Russian gas, what with pride in late November, said the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV. And here in the Russian media appeared information that the purchases may be resumed, and any comments from the Ukrainian side on this issue yet.

Russian media reported that allegedly, Ukraine is interested in purchase of 1.5-4 billion cubic meters of “blue fuel” in “Gazprom”. The reason for this is called the impending cold winter and the consumption peaks in January and February. According to the newspaper, to resume buying Ukraine may require you to sign an additional agreement with Gazprom, which atonicescie take-or-pay. In turn, Russia will insist on the abolition of the penalty in the amount of $ 6.4 billion, which was punished with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

Back in January of this year, the head of “Naftogaz” Andrew KOBOLEV said, toukraine can do without Russian gas.