"The problem of penalties for a shortage of gas has to be solved in official documents, instead of statements of politicians. The question cost in some billion dollars can't depend on private arrangements of politicians", - the First Deputy Chairman of "the Uniform Center", the People's Deputy of Ukraine Victor Topolov российско - the Ukrainian negotiations on supply of gas so commented.
As reports a press - service ETs, the politician noted that today the relations between Ukraine and Russia in the gas sphere are formed according to provisions of the agreement of January 19. Respectively, while to the text of the document it isn't made any changes, or the new contract isn't signed yet, the question of sanctions across Ukraine for a shortage of gas remains open. Actually, while in the contract point on penalties remains, our state remains suspended on a penal hook.
According to V. Topolov if really there is a political will of two prime ministers, the question of penalties is purely technical and business only behind emergence of two signatures on a sheet of paper. However, the People's Deputy doubts in optimistic the scenario for Ukraine negotiations with Russia. "Gazprom not V. Putin's private campaign, and the joint-stock company which main task is receiving profit. From - for declines in demand for gas this company already missed tens of billions dollars, and her behavior in the sphere of upholding of the interests, it is predicted, will become is more rigid", - the politician declared.
The main thing for Ukraine today, during new gas negotiations to observe in all questions of the principle of parity. "If we buy gas at the market price, on transit also we put market prices. If there is a penalty for a gas shortage, means there have to be sanctions for reduction of volumes of transit of gas through the territory of our state. And any principles "take or pay" or something similar. It isn't necessary to climb in servitude. Generally, the in more detail in the new contract all nuances will be written out, the it will be easier to defend the rights", - Victor Topolov is sure.