MOSCOW, may 8 - RIA Novosti/Prime. The European Commission hopes to hold a trilateral Ministerial meeting between Russia, Ukraine And the EU on gas issues in may - early June, said the Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi?.
"I would very much wished that this political meeting was held in may - beginning of June," he said in the interview to the Agency, adding that meant trilateral Ministerial meeting.
Sefcovic reiterated that the position of the EC, Russia And Ukraine on gas negotiations approached. According to his statement, the EC has written to the Russian Federation And Ukraine suggestions about how to further trilateral dialogues on gas.
The last trilateral meeting on gas at the Ministerial level was held on 20 March. On 16 April in Brussels hosted a meeting of experts who Sefcovic called successful." on the basis of agreements specialists we have sent our proposals for compromise on both sides - Ukraine And Russia. In the meantime, we await their comments. We will see if necessary another meeting at the expert level or we will try to hold a trilateral meeting on the political (Ministerial - ed) level, " said Sefcovic.
according to his statement, a trilateral dialogue in order to consolidate the achievements that the parties had reached in the previous winter (winter package), And continue in force until the decision of the arbitration by mutual lawsuits or, at least, before the upcoming winter season.
at the end of April the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn said that the tripartite Ministerial meeting of Russia, Ukraine And the EC on gas can pass after the may holidays.