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Russia Reduces First Tranche Of Ukraine's Gas Debt From USD 2 Billion To USD 1.5 Billion

Russia Reduces First Tranche Of Ukraine's Gas Debt From USD 2 Billion To USD 1.5 Billion

At the same time, Ukraine is proposing completing payment of the gas debt in March 2015 after paying a first tranche of USD 1.451 billion.

Russia has reduced from USD 2 billion to USD 1.451 billion the first tranche of Ukraine's gas debt that must be paid before gas supplies can resume.

The ITAR-TASS news agency announced this in a statement, quoting Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

"We sent our proposals to the European Commission on October 3. There are small changes that they are ready to consider additionally within the framework of the memorandum. In particular, the sum for November-December 2013 - a debt of USD 1.451 billion - must be paid before resumption of supplies and the remaining amount of debt before the end of the year," said Novak.

At the same time, Ukraine is proposing completing payment of the gas debt in March 2015 after paying a first tranche of USD 1.451 billion.

"According to the timetable that Ukraine sent to the European Commission, provision is made for payment of a first tranche of USD 1.451 billion and the remaining amount in equal tranches by March, inclusive," said Novak.

According to him, Ukraine plans to purchase USD 4 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Russia has agreed to hold trilateral talks on natural gas in Berlin (Germany) on October 21.

At the end of the gas talks that were held in late September, Novak said that the Naftogaz of Ukraine national energy company must pay USD 2 billion out of its debt in October before gas supplies could resume.

In addition, the Gazprom gas monopoly (Russia) proposed to arrange delivery of 5 billion cubic meters of gas to Naftogaz of Ukraine at the price of USD 385 per 1,000 cubic meters (a temporary discount of USD 100 for six months).

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