Dialogue with Russia, on economic cooperation as well, can help to overcome the conflict between Kyiv and Russia. Member of European Parliament Jiri Payne said that in his commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“Communication means you can cooperate avoiding conflicts, and I would like to strengthen contacts between Europe and Ukraine, because if you are talking it works. As well as contacts between Ukraine and Russia – it’s necessary to speak, to communicate, to work together. If there is, but there’s always a way to cooperate on gas, on oil or whatever, if there is the possibility to cooperate, that’s the way how to stabilize even political relations.
According to him, the world is currently tied up in a different sphere and “one should be ready to any situations which may arise.”
As we reported earlier, the delegation of political party Opposition Platform – For Life held negotiations with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller last Friday. The delegation was headed by the political council chairman of Opposition Platform – For Life Viktor Medvedchuk and supported by the presidential candidate Yuriy Boyko.
The economic negotiations were initiated by the Ukrainian side.
Earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk noted that Ukraine buys Russian gas according to the Düsseldorf+ formula and due to this, gas price is too high for the consumer. He also believes that the only way Ukraine can preserve its gas transmission system is by the creation of a gas transmission consortium.
In 2014, Russia decided to make Kyiv pay for gas supplies in advance. After that, Ukraine reduced the purchase of Russian gas and began to buy reverse gas in Europe. In November 2015, Naftogaz stopped buying gas from Gazprom.