Ukraine stakes out aggressive stance with Russia’s Gazprom

Ukraine is going to pay for Russian natural gas only when it comes to an agreement on price with the Kremlin-controlled Gazprom.

“We have not settled the March payments yet as we have addressed our constructive suggestions on the gas pricing and consumption to Gazprom,” Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said on April 9. “In fact, we suggest to go back to the agreements that we had in 2013.”

Prodan has said that Ukraine will not pay Gazprom more than $387 a 1000 cubic metres in the second quarter of 2014. “Let them go to court,” he said then as Gazprom then raised the price to $485.

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