Started in Brussels tripartite gas negotiations in the format Ukraine-EU-Russia

В Брюсселе начались трехсторонние "газовые" переговоры в формате Украина-Россия-ЕС

The tripartite talks on gas in Brussels

In Brussels launched the tripartite gas negotiations in the format Ukraine-Russia-EU. It is reported by the EU delegation in Ukraine in Twitter.

“Trilateral gas negotiations Ukraine-Russia-EU has started in Brussels”, – stated in the message.

Earlier it was reported that Moscow during gas talks in Brussels intends to demand the refusal of Kiev from the anti-monopoly penalty imposed on “Gazprom”.

We will remind, on November 25 Russia and the European Commission agreed to hold a trilateral meeting with Ukraine on gas.

Kiev buys Russian gas from the end of November 2015. Now in UGS Ukraine, where he began to take the gas of 13.25 billion cubic meters, the level of selection of them in October and November was 35% higher than last year.

The head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV has stated that the company is ready to buy Russian gas under the condition of signing the additional agreement to the contract with Gazprom, which had abolished the principle of take-or-pay. This principle of “Naftogaz” disputes in the Stockholm arbitration proceedings with Gazprom on a contract for the purchase of gas from 2009, but the hearings have been completed and the arbitrators retired for verdict, which is expected in January-February.