Putin explained why the leadership of the Ukrainian fuel and energy complex prefers reverse gas

KRASNAYA POLYANA (Sochi), 27 Jun — RIA Novosti/Prime. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there are grounds to believe that the intermediaries participating in the transactions for the purchase of gas by Ukraine is in Europe, close to the heart of the management of the fuel and energy complex of the country: Ukrainian industry already pays for gas more than $ 300 per thousand cubic meters, despite the fact that Russia is ready to sell Kiev gas at $ 180.

Ukraine stopped buying gas from the Russian Federation in November 2015. While Kiev continues to buy gas in the EU, saying that its price is lower than in Russia. Deliveries are on the reverse, including a virtual.

“We were told that it is better to buy in reverse. Please. This is a violation of the contracts between Gazprom and its counterparts in Western Europe, but we see this already through your fingers, with understanding. If you like it more in reverse, please let the reverse buy. But, as far as I know, the cost of gas for consumers, for industrial consumers in Ukraine today exceeds $ 300 per thousand cubic meters. We offer to sell for 180, but we have to take don’t want,” — said Putin at the meeting of the international discussion club “Valdai”.

“I have reason to believe that mediators who participate in these transactions by buying at the reverse, they seem close to the heart of some of the leaders in the fuel and energy complex in Ukraine. Well, the flag in their hands. Let them work. Only thing that they have provided transit to European countries”, — said the President of the Russian Federation.

Full speech of Vladimir Putin to the discussion club “Valdai” in an online report by RIA Novosti>>