Grounds for trilateral talks between Russia, the European Union and Ukraine on the new winter gas package, said Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, the Brussels news portal EurActiv.
"Package solution ? is, by definition, several questions collected together. A year earlier and two years earlier, these questions were 3 (Kiev's debt, the cost of gas and the volume of supplies). Today I can't see any of them on the negotiating table, " ? quotes its words news Agency.
Need to restore dialogues on gas, first stated in the EU. So, Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi? said that the European Commission wants to restart the tripartite format of negotiations on gas from Russia ? Ukraine ? EK, believing it to be optimal at the beginning of winter. In June, he said that to start a trilateral dialogue between Moscow, Kiev and the European Commission on the problems of gas transit from Russia to EU countries via Ukraine, it might be worth after the decision of the Stockholm court. At the end of April, the European Commission has sent Moscow and Kiev a letter regarding the holding of the Ministerial meeting on Gaza. On the same day the Director of the Department of planning and European integration of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Mikhail BNO-Ayriyan said that Ukraine appealed to the European Commission in regard to the holding of trilateral gas negotiations EU-Russia-Ukraine. On 1 April the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that Moscow now sees no point in the tripartite negotiations and granting Ukraine discounts on gas, since the prices are So decreased. At the same time in Kiev said that Ukraine is ready to buy gas from Russia at a price of 160-170 dollars per 1 thousand Cubic meters.