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Moscow ready to hold gas talks with EU, Ukraine on September 19, - Russian Energy Minister

Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak said that this issue was discussed with the Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič
15:40, 11 September 2019

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Russia is ready to hold gas talks with the EU and Ukraine on September 19. Interfax agency reported this citing Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak.

“Mr. Šefčovič and I discussed this date. And, as far as I heard, the Ukrainian side also agreed on this date. Therefore, we will consider the 19th as an agreed date. We are ready to hold such consultations on September 19,” he said.

Related: Moscow says ready for gas talks with Kyiv

Earlier we have reported that the current contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine ends on December 31, 2019. Therefore, on January 1, 2020, the parties must conclude a new agreement.

Naftogaz Ukraine CEO Andry Kobolev reported that Russia has begun the negotiations with Ukraine on the extension of the gas transit.

The Ukrainian side stated it was ready to participate in the trilateral negotiations on Russian gas supply and transit through Ukraine to the EU in September 2019.

Related: Ukraine is ready for trilateral gas talks with Russia, EU in September, - Energy Ministry

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