Putin discussed with Merkel the transit of gas through Ukraine

Путин обсудил с Меркель транзит газа через Украину

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said that concerned about the lack of agreement on Ukraine’s purchase of gas. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.

“Vladimir Putin once again expressed concern due to the fact that the Ukrainian side refuses negotiation of agreements on gas purchases from Russia in the current winter season, which poses a threat to transit to Europe”, – stated in the message.

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In addition, during the conversation the sides noted the necessity of intensifying the efforts for a comprehensive implementation of the agreements reached in Minsk (Belarus) in February 2015.

During the discussion of the situation in Syria, Putin briefed Merkel about Russia’s actions in combating international terrorism and large-scale humanitarian assistance in the liberated from the militants areas.

Recall that the company continues to record the failure of PJSC “Gazprom” technical agreement for the transit of Russian gas in part of inadequate supply minimum gas pressure at the entrance to the Ukrainian gas transportation system.