All Russian proposals on direct gas supplies to Ukraine still on table - Medvedev
YEREVAN. April 30 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said all Russian proposals on direct gas supplies to Ukraine, made at his meeting with Ukrainian opposition representatives, still stood.
"These proposals are still on the table and are applicable to the new Ukrainian leadership," Medvedev told reporters in Yerevan.
"We are not changing anything in our position. It's not a question of who won - that's the Ukrainian people's choice - but of how to work or not work going forward," he said
"So all those proposals made during contacts with my participation with our colleagues from Ukraine, they are of course applicable to the new Ukrainian authorities as well. Given the will," he said.
Medvedev and Alexei Miller, head Russian gas giant Gazprom , met with Yuriy Boiko, a Ukrainian presidential candidate and a founder of the Opposition Platform - For Life association and parliamentary faction and Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life party, in March, before the Ukrainian presidential elections.
Gas supplies to and transit via Ukraine were discussed at the meeting. It was said at the meeting that if a new contract for direct supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine is signed, the price for the end consumer on the Ukrainian market might be something like a quarter less than at present.