Telephone conversations on gas issues between the EU Commissioner for energy Gunter Oettinger and head of RF Ministry of energy Alexander Novak on the last working day of the week, July 4, canceled, according to one version they will be held on the first day of the week, July 7, said Last news authorized the press service of the Russian Ministry.
She explained that the reason why the negotiations are of technical nature.
About planned on Friday talks on Tuesday, July 1, said the head of the Russian energy Ministry. As said Novak, during the telephone conversation the sides have plans to discuss issues related to South stream, the provisions with the pumping of gas into underground storage facilities and to supply European customers, and also to come to a common opinion About the meeting.
" Gazprom " after long and fruitless negotiations with 16 June translated Ukraine for advance payment for gas because of its multi-billion debts. Novak said that the Russian Federation is ready to continue the dialogue only after payment of the debt. Ukraine, represented by energy Minister Yuriy Prodan with own side informs that are ready to extinguish debts only when reaching a batch agreement with Russia, which would be agreed on the price for gas.
The European Commission hopes to build another trilateral Ministerial meeting on gas issues in the format of Russia-Ukraine-EU before summer vacation, in which the EC is August.