Maria Knyazeva. Ukraine in the foreseeable future will not be able to do without gas from Russia, said Last news the permanent Commissioner of the Russian Federation to the EU Vladimir Chizhov at the beginning of tripartite negotiations Russia-EC-Ukraine on gas.
"in the foreseeable future, fully - no," he replied to the question, will have the opportunity for Ukraine to refuse from Russian gas.
Tuesday in Vienna will be the next "trastorno" at the Ministerial level, designed to discover the contract on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine in the next winter and provide, thereby, a reliable transit of Russian gas through Ukraine to EU countries. Russia's permanent representative at the EU plans to attend the Vienna meeting.
Chizhov did not prejudge the outcome of " trentalance "." I dream that we will meet tomorrow ", - he explained the possibility of difficult and lengthy negotiations.
Answering the question about when you can be reached an agreement on the next "winter" package, Chizhov said: "My expectations are mixed. While I will not say more ".
Speaking about the possibility to move forward in negotiations on Tuesday, he said that " this requires a political commitment from all three parties - Russia, Ukraine, the European Commission ".