Russia in the end of the year can raise a question of payment of penalties for a gas shortage in front of Ukraine.
About it today in Moscow told vice-the speaker of the State Duma, the president of the Russian gas society Valery Yazev.
"Still "Gazprom" from Ukraine takes a payment for actually chosen volume of gas, without fining it for not chosen volume. I think that it has to become a trial subject. Usually this principle "take or pay" on a result in a year goes. Therefore, maybe, on January 1 there is a question that it is necessary to pay for not chosen volumes", - Yazev told.
It reminded that Ukraine doesn't choose the contracted volumes of gas, as well as a row European the countries. According to him, if the customer doesn't choose more than 80% of the contracted gas according to the signed contracts, it has to pay for not chosen volumes.
Yazev added that the largest consumers of Europe conduct negotiations with "Gazprom" on this matter.