In Russia announced the postponement of negotiations on gas

В России заявили о переносе переговоров по газу

The negotiations were postponed to the second half of January at the request of the European Commission, according to the Russian Ministry of energy.

The date of the next tripartite consultations between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory after 2019 postponed from December for the second half of January next year at the request of Brussels.

About it said Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak, Interfax reported Thursday, 6 December.

“Yesterday we spoke with Commissioner (Maros – ed.), maroš Šefčovič. At his suggestion the meeting has been moved to the month of January. Planned to meet on December 11. Now from the European Commission, a proposal was made to reschedule for the second half of January. The expert meeting. In December until the meeting,” – said Novak.

It is noted that in recent years there has been an intensification of contacts between representatives of Russia and Ukraine with the European politicians on the issue of gas.

In late November, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed with the Minister of economy and energy, Germany Peter Altmaier “future prospects of Russian gas transit through the territory of Ukraine”.

In early December, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller discussed with the Ambassador of EU in Russia Markus Ederer project Nord stream-2.

On Wednesday in Brussels with the Vice-President of the EC maroš Šefčovič, met the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. During this visit, the Ukrainian Minister called “the best sanction” against Russia.

Earlier, the head of Naftogaz Andrey KOBOLEV has described a new model of transit of gas from Russia. According to him, Gazprom may be unable to sign a long-term contract on gas transit, and to order services for a specified period.

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