EC confirms holding a trilateral meeting on Gaza in Brussels
A spokesman for the European Commission on energy Anna-Kaisa, Itkonen agreed holding a trilateral meeting on gas in the format of Russia-Ukraine-EC in Brussels on 2 March.
"Trilateral dialogues gas-Russia-Ukraine-the European Commission confirmed. Maros Sefcovic will meet with Russian and Ukrainian energy Ministers in Brussels on the first day of the week 2 March, " wrote Itkonen own.
The European Commission first proposed to hold such a meeting. The Ukrainian side expressed its agreement that Authorized the Minister of energy and coal industry Volodymyr demchyshyn and "Naftogaz of Ukraine" will take part in the negotiations. At the same time the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation until not assured their participation in the meeting.
currently, Russia supplies gas to Ukraine in the so-called winter plan agreed at the end of October last year after long negotiations with the participation of the European Commission. Winter plan will be in effect until April.
Authorized EC and Naftogaz had supported the continuation of the tripartite negotiations in order to come to a common opinion on the summer package. The Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation stated that it was ready to discuss summer gas package if it is to provide for the repayment of Ukraine's debt for gas from Russia.
during the last period of time the gas dispute of the Russian Federation and Ukraine was complicated by differences associated with gas supplies from Russia in the Donbass. The Commission believes that such information should be considered separately from the rest of the complex of the Russian-Ukrainian gas issues." Gazprom " first Thursday agreed.