Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Commission will hold a Ministerial meeting on gas With Ukraine on August 27, a meeting of the EC and the Russian Federation is possible in early autumn, and the tripartite gas dialogues - at the end of September, said EU energy Commissioner Miguel arias Ca?ete.
"The European Commission has written to the Russian and Ukrainian Ministers a document stating the matters requiring consent: the nature and validity of the Protocol, formula pricing benefit, the minimum volume of purchases and the financing of purchases of gas," said Ca?ete correspondents in Brussels.
according to his statement, " this paper will first be discussed at bilateral meetings at Ministerial level "." The first will be held on August 27 With the Ukrainian Minister and, perhaps, in the early fall With the Russian Minister. If understanding these Ministers, this increases the probability of the cast to the trilateral meeting, maybe at the end of September, " he said.
before the Minister of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that he plans on August 27-28 to hold bilateral dialogues on Gaza With the European Commission, nourishes the hope that they will be joined by Russia. He also reported that the next round of trilateral gas talks are expected to take place in late summer in Vienna.
From 1 July 2015, Ukraine has ceased buying gas from Gazprom, because the parties could not agree on a proper supplemental agreement to contract in the third quarter. Kiev, for example, not satisfied with the offered price in 247, 18 U.S. (including discount of $ 40). Ukraine currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. However, as stated " Ukrtransgaz ", transit of Russian gas to the European Union has been uninterrupted and in full.