#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS, June 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s gas giant Gazprom expects to receive advance payment for Russian gas and another tranche of debt repayment from Ukraine’s Naftogaz on Tuesday, June 10, Russian Energy Ministry representative Olga Golant said on Monday.
Meanwhile, a source in the Russian delegation to the three-party Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks said that the sum of the transfer was expected to be about one billion U.S. dollars.
Possible gas discounts for Ukraine would be discussed when the Russian side is informed about the schedule of repayment of outstanding debts.
European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger said he was sure Russian gas supplies would not be stopped even if today’s talks yielded no agreement between Russia and Ukraine.