Gazprom has paid Naftogaz two billion nine hundred million dollars by the decision of the Stockholm arbitration within the period stipulated by the Protocol of 20 December, said the Russian company.

It was one of the conditions of refusal of Ukraine and Russia on mutual claims and the negotiation of a new contract for a period of five years for the transit of gas to Europe. To make changes to this agreement will not be, said energy Minister Alexander Novak in interview to TV channel “Russia 24”.

gas Talks are ongoing in Vienna. Novak said that the commercial terms for gas transit to Europe will be beneficial to both Russia and Ukraine.