The European Union doesn't intend to participate in negotiations on supply of the Russian gas for Ukraine.
About it in interview to the newspaper "Businessman" the ambassador of the Czech Republic in Ukraine Yaroslav BASHTA reported.
Answering a question, whether the European Union will participate in such negotiations, it answered: "Isn't present. We will be able to give only expert help to Ukraine. For example, to tell about how the scheme of supply of gas in Europe" works.
The ambassador of the Czech Republic noted that EU can't "influence negotiations of two commercial structures" in any way ("Naftogaz of Ukraine" and "Gazprom" - the UNIAN). "We couldn't make it even if on a place of "Naftogaz" there would be an EU Member State company. I would advise to remember about what I told "Gazprom": why they have to deliver to Ukraine cheaper, than to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany? You should understand that in the world there is nothing free. Yes, Belarus receives gas on 130 dollars, but it gave 50% of "Beltransgaz", - noted Ya.BAShTA.
He added that "obviously, in gas price for Ukraine the factor of your independence will be considered. At the same time I don't think that will be exposed is unreal the high price. Russia isn't interested in collapse of the gas transmission system of Ukraine because it while has no opportunity to sell gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine".
As reported the UNIAN, on January 10 the chairman of the board of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy Oleg DUBINA reported that three-day negotiations with RJSC Gazprom on supply of gas to Ukraine came to the end without results.
According to the Lake. Cudgels, gas price offered by the Russian side for Ukraine, makes 450 dollars for one thousand cubic meter. "It is few such price in Europe", - the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" noted.
As declared the Lake. The cudgel, further negotiations have to pass top-level.