Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Commission officially agreed held in Vienna from 30 June Ministerial gas talks with Russia and Ukraine, according to a communiqu? by the EC.
"A trilateral dialogue between the EU, Ukraine and Russia on the continuation of the winter package will be held in Vienna on Tuesday 30 June, in the premises of the EU delegation to the international organizations. Vice-President maro? ?ef?ovi? will preside over the talks, which will be attended by the Minister of energy Alexander Novak and Ukrainian Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn and Authorized industry ", - said in a communiqu?.
The EC stresses that the events for the press in Vienna on the results of the negotiations are not expected.
first it was claimed that at the meeting it is planned to sign a trilateral Protocol on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine since the 3rd quarter. However, there remain a key issue is the size of the discount. To take action on it, the Russian side expects from the Ukrainian official request for a discount. However, as said before on the last working day of the week the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller, Naftogaz haven't done it yet.