Kyiv and Moscow reached a gas deal on October 24 in which Ukraine will pay $130 per 1,000 cubic meters next year, an increase from $95.
Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk has even called for an increase in the rent paid by the Russians after the increase in gas prices.
But presidential adviser Taras Stetskiv also reiterated the Ukrainian position that there will be no extensions.
An oil field in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan (TASS file photo)
ENERGY SECURITY is increasingly moving to the top of the EU's agenda in its dealings the outside world. A recent report identifies the European Union's main energy objectives as not just securing gas and oil deliveries from Russia, but also ensuring that it has reliable alternative sources, including in Central Asia. Nonetheless, EU officials say relations with Russia take center-stage in their thinking....(more)