Ukraine would like to reach the agreements with the Russian side in the issue of the gas transit in September as 112 Ukraine reported citing President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at Ukraine-EU summit .
“As far as I know, it is planned to continue this talk in December. I told my position and position of my team that exactly in September we want to come to the table and solve this issue. I think that we will solve it,” Zelensky said.
On January 1, 2020, 10-year transit contract between Naftogaz-Ukraine and Russian Gazprom will end. The last company promotes Nord Stream and Turk Stream projects. The previous trilateral meetings in format Ukraine-EU-Russia on transit of the Russian gas provided no results.
The bilateral negotiations of Russia-European Commission and Ukraine- European Commission took place before the trilateral meeting on gas issues between Russia, Ukraine and European Commission in Brussels. The negotiations were held with the participation of “Naftogaz-Ukraine” Executive Director Yury Vitrenko, Russian Energy Minister Alexandr Novak and “Gazprom” Head Alexey Miller.
Earlier it was reported that the European Commission considers the possibility of complete rejection from the natural gas and other hydrocarbons.