Gazprom to provide discount to Ukraine and abandon "take-or-pay" principle

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Russian monopolist Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Naftohaz Ukrainy CEO Andrii Koboliev held talks in Vienna.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Interfax-Ukraine, after the talks Miller said that "all important bilateral issues have been agreed with Ukraine."

"We expect that the agreement with the European Commission will be signed next week, and supplies of Russian gas on an advance-payment basis will resume from Oct. 1," Russia's company CEO said.

"In the next few days, Naftohaz Ukrainy will address Gazprom for a discount in terms of customs duties, with Gazprom to submit a proposal to Russia's government pursuant to previous practice. The prices will be comparable to and competitive with the EU countries neighboring upon Ukraine," Miller said.

"Gazprom will refrain from the "take-or-pay" principle for the following two quarters," he added.

"To date, European institutions have provided $500 million of financing to Ukraine. It will help purchase about two billion cubic meters of gas from Gazprom, which, of course, is not enough to go through the entire autumn-winter period without risks. We will continue the work," Naftohaz Ukrainy CEO stated.

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