Energy Minister Alexander Novak confirmed his meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission on energenius marasem Sefcovic eleven September, which Earlier reported the European side.
"We will discuss gas supplies to Ukraine, the energy dialogue between Russia and the EU - ed.) and development of gas transportation infrastructure," said Novak on the last working day of the week correspondents.
the Commissioner of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation explained from my side that the meeting will be held in Vienna in a bilateral format. Previously Authorized the Ministry of energy of Ukraine did not rule out that September eleven may take a trilateral meeting on gas.
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. The country ought to accumulate in their own UGS about 19 billion cubic meters of gas.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller September 1, expressed the hope that Ukraine decides financial problems for the purchase of gas from Russia during September. However, he noted the risks for passing the upcoming heating season due to the fact that while in Ukrainian underground storage accumulated only 14, 5 billion cubic meters of gas.