The delegation of Opposition platform – For Life, the pro-Russian political party headed by the chairman of political council Viktor Medvedchuk and presidential candidate Yuriy Boyko is holding talks on a number of economic issues with the Prime Minister of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Gazprom head Alexey Miller. The meeting was broadcasted on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The economic negotiations were initiated by the Ukrainian side.
Earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk noted that Ukraine buys Russian gas according to the Düsseldorf+ formula and due to this, gas price is too high for the consumer. He also believes that the only way Ukraine can preserve its gas transmission system is by creation of a gas transmission consortium.
In 2014, Russia decided to make Kyiv pay for gas supplies in advance. After that, Ukraine reduced the purchase of Russian gas and began to buy reverse gas in Europe. In November 2015, Naftogaz stopped buying gas from Gazprom.