Maria Knyazeva. The European Commission has hopes that the Protocol on winter gas package, initialed by Russia, Ukraine and the EC on 25 September, will be approved by the governments of the Russian Federation and Ukraine and will begin to act in a few days, said Last news authorized the press service of the EC.
Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Brussels initialed, but not signed a legally binding Protocol on winter gas package. The Protocol was sent for approval to the governments of Russia and Ukraine.
"The European Commission is awaiting confirmation by the two governments after a few days," said Commissioner of the EC to the question about expected dates of entry into force of the Protocol.
for its part, the source close to the leadership of the EU, also expressed hope that the document will come into force at the beginning of October.
"The Protocol contains the obligation to "Naftogaz" to purchase in October two billion cubic meters. Funds (- ed.) are on the account. Everything is ready. However, to fulfill these rules, we must enter a phase of implementation of this Protocol as soon as possible. We're very confident, because this will happen very soon. I cannot give you the exact date, but We hope that in the very beginning of October we are bound to be results ", - said the head of the Department to the question about when you winter pack to act.