Angelina Timofeeva. Russia, the European Union and Ukraine is still interested in the agreement on gas supplies from Russia to the neighbouring Republic during the winter period, says German political scientist, the adviser "Gazprom" in the European Union Alexander Rahr.
"Everyone understands That we need a solution. In spring or summer you can still bargain, now it's already autumn passes, the winter is beginning. Consensus achieved, will be implemented ", - said Last news on the first day of the week on the sidelines of the conference "Germany and Russia - the way to security and peace in the European Union," Rahr, adding That " now everybody is interested to come to a common opinion ".
Authorized Russia, the European Union and Ukraine initialled the 25 September agreement, which is obliged to provide gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine during the winter period. The document is preliminary and will be finally signed during the week.
According to the analyst, Ukraine " itself is aware That the West is unable to supply surplus gas "." It is not cheaper and technically more difficult. Ukraine realized That she had no alternative, " said Rahr. With regard to the interests of the Russian capital, " through 2019, maybe longer, and Russia will still use the transit through Ukraine, as long as other routes are not yet constructed, and it is beneficial for Russia to come to a common opinion ".
It is in the interests of Europe, he said, and even more political." The European Union, in view of the terrible issues that fell on my head and in communication with migrants, and those terrible internal social crises, which have the ability to attack, and That is collapsing the middle East, really wants peace on the Ukrainian front. For this reason, All the figures are quite optimistic, " said Rahr.
"Such an agreement, says German policy, help and a meeting in the "Normandy format" on 2 October that, at a high political level too, to get a positive, " - said Rahr.
the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko have plans to meet on 2 October in Paris to discuss the Ukrainian political settlement.
The last meeting of leaders "channel four" took place in February in Minsk. In the process it had been agreed by the Minsk agreement on the settlement of the conflict situation in the East of Ukraine signed by the participants of the contact group.
As said on the first day weekend Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Berlin waiting for the "constructive line, which led to the unity (agreement on gas" EU - Russia - Ukraine " - ed.) will also prevail in overcoming the fall in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements ".