|Ukraine says Russian gas price must be tied to European formula|
Journal Staff Report
Ukraine may consider possible direct supplies of gas from Russia if the price is tied to a European indicator, Energy and Environment Protection Minister Oleksiy Orzhel has said. "We must take Europe as an indicator. If the price in Europe is decreasing and, according to relevant estimates, the LNG supply and infrastructure could increase in Europe soon, therefore we will tie [it] to the European price as a formula," he said on the Ukraina TV channel. Ukraine cannot get the "political" price of gas anymore, Orzhel said.