The European Commission would like to see the Treaty between the Russian Federation and Ukraine on gas covered the entire upcoming winter heating season, said Vice-President of the European Commission energosoiuz Maros Sefcovic on Wednesday.
"we had differences on the duration of the Protocol to the Treaty. The European Commission would like to cover the entire period until the end of the next heating season ", - quotes its words of RIA " news ".
The European Commission would like to continue contacts with Russia and Ukraine on gas issues, despite the fact that yesterday in Vienna to reach an agreement failed. He said the format of the tripartite talks 'very useful'. Also, Sefcovic said that the penalties against Russia and complaints to Gazprom does not affect the dialogue with Ukraine on gas. Before Wednesday, He said at a press conference that Ukraine for the passage of winter and transit to the EU need to 19 billion cubic meters of gas into underground storage facilities. It has the ability to be done at the expense of its gas from Russia, reverse, local production, He added. He also said that the decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the dispute of Russia and Ukraine about gas contracts is expected in the spring or fall of 2016.