President of the Kyiv Energy Research Institute Oleksandr Narbut said on air of the Radio Liberty that Ukraine should not expect positive changes from the talks in Berlin, Censor.NET informs. According to him, Russia's actions in the gas sector are based on the principle that "Ukraine should be ours" so that "Russia will use all the leverage, including energy one." Moscow, the expert said, also seeks to get the money Ukraine owes for this year obtained gas.
Russia has set one of the highest gas prices for Ukraine - almost $ 500 per thousand cubic meters. Only France pays higher price - $ 550 per thousand cubic meters of gas. Gazprom moved Ukraine to prepayment in terms of Russian gas supplies since June 16, 2014, reducing the supply of fuel for Ukrainian consumers to zero.
Naftohaz has filed a lawsuit on the Russian company Gazprom for the price of gas to the Stockholm Arbitration. Hungary ceased transportation of gas to Ukraine on September 25. Naftohaz associates the decision of the Hungarian company on termination of re-export with the Russian pressure. Earlier, Censor.NET reported that the European Union is planning to substitute Russian gas by Iranian one.
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