Russia says open for gas talks with Ukraine, offers discount

MOSCOW Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:52am EDT

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MOSCOW Aug 29 (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that Russia is still open for gas talks with Ukraine, however the date for a meeting has not been decided yet.

Novak, after meeting with European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in Moscow, also reiterated that Russia is ready to provide Kiev with a discount of $100 per 1,000 cubic metres for gas supplied to Ukraine.

Russia stopped supplying gas to Ukraine in June after a protracted gas pricing stand off. (Reporting by katya Golubkova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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