The refusal of the Russian gas expensive for residents of Ukraine, said Kosachev

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USA «save» Kiev from Russia, but opposed the «Nord stream-2», while the refusal of the Russian gas costs Ukraine a lot of overpayment, the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called the approach of Kiev and Washington is absurd.

 

According to him, this is not the first absurdity in the gas-Ukrainian theme. So, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said earlier that Ukraine has «jumped the gas with the hook of «Gazprom»». «But this was said in connection with the decision of the Stockholm arbitration which obliges Ukraine to buy gas from «Gazprom», — said Mr. Kosachev.

In November 2017, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the country has 720 days is not buying Russian gas. While Kiev was overpaid for his European intermediaries from 20 to 50 dollars per thousand cubic meters, said Kosachev. «According to the former head of the Department under the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Maxim Goldarb, the loss of Ukraine’s refusal to buy gas directly from Gazprom made up $ 1 billion,» wrote the Russian legislator.

In addition, the IMF demands from Kiev to increase gas price in the domestic market to the import parity level, and «final goal is the implementation of a free gas market» in Ukraine, said Kosachev. «That is not the convenience of the users, not cheap gas for Ukrainians in the cold winter, and the market for the market. And for IMF loans,» he writes.

The Ukrainian government should have been more by October 2017, to increase the price of gas for the population, but have not done so, because people’s reaction to «the introduction of a free gas market» was quite predictable, the politician continued.

«That came to Ukraine to a very strange situation for energy independence from Russia she needs procurement and transit of Russian gas, and in a situation with domestic gas sales, we have to choose between loans and protests. Don’t even know what I would do without the Ukrainian government «aggressor», which is known to be responsible for everything?» — he concluded.

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