The gas transit and direct supplies of gas to Ukraine will be discussed at the next trilateral negotiations. These negotiations planned for October as RBK-Ukraine reported citing European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic.
He stated that the “clear accents” were put at the current negotiations.
“For the Ukrainian side, the well-functioning transit and volume of gas for the European consumers are more important. The Russian side emphasized the direct gas supplies for the Ukrainian consumers. These are the issues, which will be discussed at the next negotiations,” Sefcovic said.
He also added that the issues of the volume of transit, tariffs and duration of the contract will be discussed at the bilateral ground between Gazprom and Naftogaz-Ukraine.
On January 21, 2019, the trilateral gas talks took place in Brussels. Then Russia reported that it is ready to extend the acting contracts on gas transit after 2019. Then Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated that the return of the contracts on Russian gas transit is impossible.
In April 2019, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic reported that another round of the trilateral gas talks is planned for the end of May, after the election of the new president of Ukraine.
In June 2019, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Commission have agreed to hold the trilateral negotiations on the Russian gas transit across Ukraine's territory in September 2019.