Ukrainian diplomats and the European Commission agreed on the common basic principles of EU energy rules implementation in Ukraine. The country's foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin posted this on Twitter.
'We agreed with the European Commission on the principles of use of European energy rules in Ukraine. We should become a part of the common EU market. It will be the best guarantee for us and the EU, as we take common positions in this regard,' he wrote.
During the gas negotiations in Berlin, both Ukrainian and Russian delegations recognized the need of new kinds of contracts for gas transit. Maroš Šefčovič, the European Energy Union's Vice President told that to reporters as quoted by Interfax news agency.
'The Ukrainian and Russian sides agreed, that new sorts of contracts are necessary', he said.
According to Šefčovič, the documents will have to meet the standards of the European law.
Russia's energy minister Aleksandr Novak added that the sides discussed changes in the EU legal frameworks. 'This law is being implemented in the Ukrainian legal system. This also makes an impact on further relations starting from 2020,' he stressed.
On July 17, Šefčovič met with the Ukrainian and Russian delegation to talks through the issues of the transit of the Russian gas via the territory of Ukraine. The parties mentioned a peace agreement between Ukraine's and Russia's major gas operators as the way to solve the issue, but no actual decision was made.