Ukraine offers Russia's Gazprom 50% tariff discount for extra gas transit

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The logo of Gazprom is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

KYIV, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine has offered Russian gas giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) a 50% tariff discount for an additional gas transit to Europe, a Ukrainian president spokesman said.

"Ukraine offers it to Gazprom and European gas traders," Sergii Nykyforov said.

Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the security and defence council of Ukraine, told a briefing earlier on Friday that Kyiv was ready to increase its annual gas transit to Europe by 55 billion cubic meters from the current 40 bcm provided by the 5-year contact with Gazprom. He did not reveal details. read more

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