KRASNOYARSK, 27 Feb - RIA Novosti/Prime. The head of the Russian Ministry of energy Alexander Novak said he will participate in a trilateral meeting on gas in the format of Russia - Ukraine - the European Commission on 2 March in Brussels.
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. From the EU to participate in the negotiations will be the Vice-President of the Commission Maros Sefcovic.
"I confirmed their participation, and we plan in Brussels to discuss the whole range of relationships, the 1st and foremost the implementation of the Brussels agreements dated 31 October," said Novak in the fields of Krasnoyarsk economic forum on the last working day of the week.
currently, Russia supplies gas to Ukraine in winter to plan agreed at the end of October 2014 after long negotiations With the participation of the European Commission. This plan will be in effect until April. Authorized EC and Naftogaz had supported the continuation of the tripartite negotiations to come to a common opinion on the "summer" package. The Ministry of energy of Russia is ready to discuss "summer" package if it is to provide for the repayment of Ukraine's debt for gas from Russia.
Another gas dispute "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" arose last week, when Gazprom February 19, started to deliver gas directly towards the South-East of Ukraine through the measuring station (GIS) "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" in the Donbass. However, Naftogaz insists that in his application indicates other GIS. Gazprom has focused on the fact that the gas flow through GIS "Prokhorovka" and "Platoo" does not contradict the long-term contract "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" from 2009, which means, to pay for these supplies need to " Naftogaz ".
in response to this Naftogaz increased daily application for gas sampling in 1, 5 times. As commented Last news experts, this is done in order to quickly select prepaid gas volume and force Gazprom to supply gas to the South-East of Ukraine outside the contract.