In the state Duma responded to the statement Poroshenko about the purchase of Russian gas

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the State Duma of the Russian FederationIn the state Duma responded to the statement Poroshenko about the purchase of Russian gas© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The head of the state Duma energy Committee Pavel Zavalny said the words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that Kiev is ready to buy from Russia, «cheap» gas. It is reported by RT.

According to Zavalny, Moscow had never denied the Ukrainian side in the gas supply.

«The gas that they buy re-export, in fact, Russian. It is more expensive than gas, which they could buy in Russia», — said the MP. He added that the price difference is about $ 20 per thousand cubic meters of «blue fuel».

«If the average price of our gas is about $190-195, they bought one that costs more than $200, and lost tens of millions of dollars», — said logjam.

He recalled that, according to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, Kiev must buy at least five billion cubic meters of gas annually.

«We therefore have the obligation to sell gas to Ukraine, where the price formula is linked to the European hub. But it’s still going to cost less than the gas they are buying in Europe,» — said logjam.

The MP also added that the supply and price of gas, «it is always a subject of discussion.»

Earlier, Poroshenko said that Ukraine may resume gas purchases from Russia only if the price is low.

On Friday 22 December the Stockholm arbitration court took the decision on the dispute «Gazprom» and Ukrainian «Naftogaz». The court obliged «Naftogaz» to buy from Russia not less than five billion cubic meters of gas per year, and to pay to «Gazprom» two billion dollars of debt for delivery and 0.03% of that amount for each day of delay starting from 22 December.

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