Yatsenyuk: Kiev Ready to Pay $3Bln in Gas Arrears to Russia by Year's End

October 30, 2014 12:53 PM

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MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - Kiev is prepared to pay its first tranche of $1.45 billion on delivered Russian gas in the near future and a second payment of $1.65 billion by the end of the year, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday.

"The first tranche of payment for gas that was delivered in the past, that is $1.45 billion, will be paid as soon as the protocol is signed, and the remaining $1.65 billion will be paid by the end of the year," Yatsenyuk said during a government meeting.

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