Ukraine will have natural gas from Russia this winter: Poroshenko

20 October 2014 11:29
(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the country will have natural gas from Russia this winter.

Poroshenko said in an interview on Ukrainian television on October 18 that Russia and Ukraine must only agree on the price for that gas.

He said the two sides have agreed that Ukraine will pay $385 per 1,000cubic meters for gas that was delivered through March 31.

Poroshenko -- who met with Russian President Vladimir Putin three times in Milan on October 17 -- said Kyiv had proposed to pay $325 per 1,000 cubic meters for gas used by Ukraine in May and June and to pay $385 for gas in the winter.

He said Russia was insisting on the $385 per 1,000 cubic meters for all parts of the year.

Russian, Ukrainian, and EU officials will meet on October 21 in Brussels to discuss the gas-pricing issue.