Putin proposes to freeze gas discount for Ukraine for some time
The gas conditions Russia proposed to Ukraine are same as they were under the Viktor Yanukovych government and the Russian government should develop measures, which will freeze the proposed discount for some time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
"I would ask the government and prime minister to think about how these conditions could be stipulated at the government level or upon an agreement with the Ukrainian government and make them absolutely reliable and unchanging for some time," Putin said at a meeting with government members.
The conditions proposed by Russia's Gazprom to Kyiv are "absolutely the same conditions, which the government of Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych had - $100 discount from the contract price," Putin said.
Information exists that Ukrainian partners fear that "this discount can be passed easily and cancelled easily" unilaterally, the Russian president said.
"We have never done this. We have always shown complete reliability in our agreements," he said.