Contract with Gazprom for direct gas supplies to Ukraine possible only on market conditions - Orzhel
KYIV. Sept 20 (Interfax) - A contract with Russia's Gazprom for direct gas supplies to Ukraine is possible only on market conditions, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Environment Protection Oleksiy Orzhel said.
"The Russian side raised the issue of direct delivery, and we agreed that further discussion of this issue in the framework of consultations should be based on market conditions. That is, the price should really be market based, on the basis of the trends in the European market, and be directly and logically connected," he said during a press conference in Kyiv, commenting on the outcome of the trilateral talks held in Brussels the day before.