Viktor Medvedchuk, the Head of Political Board of Opposition Platform - For Life party stated that the party will do everything to continue the negotiations on gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. Moreover, he expressed hope that the gas talks will end successfully during his meeting with Gazprom’s Head Aleksey Miller in Saint Petersburg.
“Thank you, Aleksey Borisovich (Miller, - 112.international). I think it is very important. It is important not only for us, who participate in the talks today but it is also important for the Ukrainian citizens, who wait for the information, particularly from Gazprom, because the Ukrainian TV channel is present here, possibly, even the live broadcast of our meeting takes place. It is a very important signal for people. Considering the fact that people have hope; it stays this hope. We, for our part, with Yury Anatoliyovych (Boiko, - 112.international) and our party, our team will do everything to (you said absolutely correct) continue the direct negotiations on the supplies, direct supplies of the Russian gas, provision of the transit, possibility of the further consideration on the creation of the gas transporting consortium because it is one of the variants, which, for our opinion, are more profitable that a simple transit, because there will be the interest of both, Russia and Ukraine and of course the interest of the European gas operators. So, thank you one more time for the meeting; we think it is another tour of other talks, which will continue and we will count and will hope that they will finish successfully until the end of a year,” Medvedchuk said.
On March 22, the delegation of Opposition Platform - For Life party headed by Viktor Medvechuk and Yury Boiko held the negotiations on a number of the economic issue with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Gazprom’s Head Aleksey Miller.