"What kind of compensation will we receive if you want us to abandon our claims for $ 12.2 billion," RIA Novosti quotes Yury Vitrenko, Naftogaz’s executive director.

The head of the company said that Naftogaz is also ready to consider the possibility of obtaining $ 3 billion of debt.

“We are constructive people who want to receive funds that belong to us,” he explained.

Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak commented on the words of Naftogaz’s executive director, Yuri Vitrenko, that the Ukrainian side was ready to consider the proposal to “pay the debt with gas supplies.”