“I want to emphasize that this agreement will likely not increase Georgia’s ?attachment to Russian energy ?as method of payment has evolved only, that means the transition to the cash payment in lieu of payment with ?raw material, reported by international practice,” – Kaladze said once the meeting.
“As for the value of transit, it can be on the list of highest among European countries”,- the Minister stressed. Kaladze noted that a two-year agreement might be formalized with “Gazprom”.
“The agreement is short-term but in the very first year the raw material payment will partily remain. ?Regarding need, once we must obtain additional volumes, the cost shall be $ 215 instead of $ 185,”- said Kaladze.
Commenting about the meeting in ?Minsk, Kaladze called the proposal of “Gazprom” interesting noting that it’s the last.