• Ukraine is ready to pay Russia $4 billions by end of May

    Ukraine expressed readiness to settle its gas bill with Russia, saying it would pay $4 billion by the end of May. Deputy Energy Minister Ihor Didenko made the announcement Thursday, adding that Kyiv used $268.5 per 1,000 cubic meters as the base price to calculate the amount.
    Speaking at a news conference in Kyiv, Didenko said that the payment will be made if the price is fixed at $268.5.
    He also said Ukraine planned to import from Russia 3.4 billion cubic meters of gas in May. Russia is currently asking Ukraine to pay $485 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas, the highest price it charges any European customer.

     Voice of America

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