Russia’s Gazprom is ready to hold direct negotiations on the concluding of a new contract for the Russian gas supply to the Ukrainian market. Alexey Miller, the Head of company made such statement during the meeting with the Delegation of Political Party Opposition platform – For life headed by Viktor Medvedchuk, the chairman of political council and Yuriy Boyko, the founder of the party and presidential candidate, and Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
“Of course, it is early to talk about particular price and contract. But, knowing about the high level of price for the end-consumers, which is present at the Ukrainian market today, it is possible to say that the price at the new contract will be lower for quarter for the end-consumer in Ukraine in comparison with the current level,” Miller said.
In his turn, Medvedev noted that Gazprom Head publicly, in the presence of mass media, made very important statement. “Let’s continue the discussion of these issues, which are really sharp, especially in the current situation. I mean the cooperation in the gas sphere, prices at the inner market and current state of affairs in the trade and economic cooperation between our countries,” the Russian Prime Minister said.
Earlier, Boyko stated that the direct supplies of the gas to Ukraine without intermediaries is the main issue at the negotiations.