President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would seek a solution on gas transit that is acceptable to all, including Ukraine. He stated this at a press conference, Ria Novosti reports.
"Russia will look for a gas solution that is acceptable to everyone, including Ukraine," Putin said.
Today, on December 19, Trilateral talks between Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the EU on the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory are taking place in Berlin.
As we reported earlier, Operator of Ukraine’s Gas Transportation System and Romanian Transgaz signed an inter-operator agreement and unlocked the Trans-Balkan gas corridor. This means that Ukraine has opened an additional route for gas imports through Romania, according to the operator’s Facebook page.
It is stated that this will open the route, which was blocked by a previous contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom.
"This decision is historic, because it allows creating an additional route for gas imports to Ukraine, first of all, to provide gas to Moldova’s consumers and border consumers of Ukraine in Odesa region. This will allow going through winter without any interruptions, even if gas transit from Russia is stopped," General Director of Operator of Ukraine’s Gas Transportation System Sergiy Makogon stated.