The announcement was published on the official website for legal information, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.
The message reads that the previously set gas price in Q1 will be $230 per one thousand cubic meters (TCM), and the discount applied will be $51.2 per TCM. Thus, the price offered will be about $178.7 per TCM.
Earlier, Ukraine's energy and coal industry minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn announced that Ukraine was ready to buy Russian gas in the first quarter of 2016 at the price under $200 per TCM.
"Russians understand that in order to be competitive they need to decrease the price under $200, and these are not some kind of discounts, but market conditions," he said.
The Russian side estimates the price for Ukraine's Naftohaz by offering a discount in form of special customs duties, aligning with spot gas prices in Europe.
At the moment, forward contracts for the Q1 are traded on European hubs at $170 per TCM.
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