“I highly appreciate all the hard work and efforts. Thanks to the political agreement concluded last week between Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission, a transit contract has now been signed between the respective companies. This will ensure a constant flow of gas to Europe from January 1, 2020. The agreement is signed and sealed”, the message says.
My strong appreciation for all the hard work and effort! Building on last week's political deal between #Russia, #Ukraine and the @EU_Commission, the transit contract between respective companies - securing continuous gas flows to Europe as of 1/1/2020 - is now signed and sealed. pic.twitter.com/c0RrODUtGL— Maroš Šefčovič(@MarosSefcovic) December 30, 2019
As reported, on December 29, Ukraine and Russia began the process of signing documents related to gas transit.
Yesterday, December 30, the head of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LLC Serhiy Makogon said that the Ukrainian and Russian sides in Vienna had completed negotiations on gas transit after January 1, 2020.
Also, Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk confirmed that Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the EU have signed a new gas contract for 5 years with the possibility of its extension for 10 years.