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    Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict (292)

    Ukraine wants Russian gas "at market price", but with a discount.

    KIEV (Sputnik) – Kiev is hoping to get Russian gas deliveries at a market price, but at a lower than Europeans pay, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said Tuesday.

    “This will be a market price and it will be lower than the European [price],” Demchyshyn told journalists.

    On Friday, Demchyshyn said that Kiev hopes to agree with Russia’s energy giant Gazprom to deliver gas to Ukraine at a price lower than $230 per 1,000 cubic meters. 

    The Russian Energy Ministry has not confirmed the date of holding trilateral gas talks with Ukraine and the European Commission on September 25 in Brussels, a ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.

    “We are so far not confirming this,” the spokeswoman told RIA Novosti.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kiev was expecting trilateral talks to take place on September 25 in Brussels. 

    In July, Ukraine suspended gas purchases from Russian energy company Gazprom after the two countries were unable to reach an agreement covering the third quarter of 2015.

    Earlier in September, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met with European Commission Vice President on Energy Union Maros Sefcovic in Vienna, with the sides agreeing on a series of crucial conditions for winter package deliveries to Ukraine, including an as-yet-undefined discount for two consecutive quarters.

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