Wildfires engulf around 3,000 hectares in northern Russia — emergencies ministrySociety & Culture July 29, 9:58
Russian delegation head: Necessary measures taken to protect athletes from Zika virusSport July 29, 9:24
President of Slovenia calls Russians always welcome guestsWorld July 29, 8:40
International expert group to monitor issues of security at World Cup 2018Sport July 29, 8:25
Isinbayeva says IAAF again rejected her appeal to compete in Rio OlympicsSport July 29, 0:13
Russian sports minister says staff reshuffles possible after OlympicsSport July 28, 22:01
Russia's FSB head says trust between special services on rise in fight against terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 21:43
Russian Defense Ministry explains approaches to operation in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 21:22
Ukraine to offer UN Security Council to pass statement on CrimeaWorld July 28, 21:00
MOSCOW, April 05, /ITAR-TASS/. Nobody has pressed Ukraine. The gas contract concluded in 2009 remains in force, and the Ukrainian side keeps to it, in terms of international trade practice, Gazprom's spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov has said.
"Actually, the contract which is in force now with the price, which has been announced, was signed in 2009 and has been in force all the time. Naftogaz of Ukraine has been carrying it out. It means the company has recognized it," he said on Russia television in the broadcast "Saturday News with Sergei Brilyov".
Kupriyanov noted two discounts had been removed. One was given in accordance with the so-called Kharkov agreements, when the Russian government lowered the gas price for Ukraine in return for the Sevastopol port lease for the Black Sea Fleet. The discount came into force, but the agreement specified a period of the fleet deployment beginning from 2017, that is in advance.
The other discount was given in late 2013 "in connection with Ukraine's sincere wish to change something in our relationship", Kupriyanov said, adding that it did not happen, and so, the terms would be revised.