KIEV - Ukraine could pay more for Russian gas in the first quarter of 2010, raising prices to $305-306 per 1,000 cubic metres from $208.12 in the current quarter, Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz said on Wednesday.

The exact price would be determined at the beginning of next year, a Naftogaz official told Reuters. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Robin Paxton, editing by Toni Vorobyova)