The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes that the tripartite meeting With the assistance of the Russian Federation, the EC And Kiev will be held in the near future And will culminate in the signing of the Protocol on the restoration of gas supplies on terms similar to a " winter package ".
"I think that in the near future there will be a trilateral meeting, the first of them already are today (the meeting of the commissioners of the European Commission And Kiev - ed.) in Vienna. And in the end they will lead to the signing of the Protocol on conditions similar to "winter Protocol" 2014-2015, which will supply Europe's energy security And the energy security of Ukraine, " Poroshenko said Thursday at a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.
He added that in the process of negotiations with the Junker they agreed to carry out a common And coordinated policy on energy issues.
After another unsuccessful tripartite gas talks on 30 June Ukraine has suspended the purchase of gas from Russia to agree on the terms of delivery, And currently receives gas only in reverse from Europe. At the same time Ukraine is actively seeking funds to purchase the required amount of gas And pumping it into underground storage facilities for the autumn-winter season. According to various estimates, the country ought to accumulate in their own UGS about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.