Dmitry Peskov, the Spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin, stated that the representatives of Ukraine and Russia held the short meeting on December 9, concerning the gas transit; however, failed to find a consensus. According to his information, this issue was also discussed during the talks of President Zelensky and President Putin. Gazprom Head Aleksey Miller and Naftogaz Head Yuriy Vitrenko also participated in the meeting as TASS reported.
The conditions of the sides were announced but “they failed to come to the final agreements” Peskov noted. Besides, he added that the negotiations continue.
“Meanwhile, it is not time to say about the success in looking for the solution of the issue of the extension of the transit agreement and settlement of the issue about the pretensions in Stockholm Arbitrage,” the Russian official said.
The Normandy Format meeting took place in Paris on December 9.
As we reported, Putin and Zelensky met in Paris as part of the Normandy Quartet meeting. The peace negotiations, known as the Normandy format, started back in 2014. The last Normandy Four meeting took place in October 2016, the roadmap on establishing peace in Ukraine was elaborated, however, the parties failed to fulfill it.
Later Putin stated he was pleased with bilateral talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Leaders of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin have so far agreed to hold another round of prisoners exchange during the bilateral talk.
As we reported the next Normandy Format Summit will take place in four months.