The official representative of JSC Gazprom Sergey Kupriyanov declared that Ukraine has to pay for the Russian gas at market prices.
"Gazprom" always possessed and possesses all necessary powers for negotiating with Ukraine as, by the way, and about tens other states - buyers of the Russian gas", - were told by Kupriyanov to journalists on Friday, reports Interfax.
According to him, the position "Gazprom" at such negotiations is always uniform with a position of the president and the government of Russia.
"In particular, it is that Russia and Ukraine have to pass to the market relations in the gas sphere. If gas price which "Gazprom" delivers to the states of Eastern Europe neighboring to Ukraine, in the I quarter 2009 makes about 470 dollars for thousand CBM, and Ukraine has to pay market price for gas", - Kupriyanov declared.