Gerus lays out condition for Ukraine-EU-Russia gas talks

Gerus lays out condition for Ukraine-EU-Russia gas talks

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The trilateral Ukraine-EU-Russia talks on gas transit, scheduled for September 16, will take place after the formation of a new government and the composition of a delegation, according to the president's representative in the Cabinet of Ministers, Andriy Gerus.

“We are in favor of extending this transit contract ... No negotiations are ongoing now. A trilateral Ukraine-EU-Russia meeting is scheduled for September 16. All participants confirm their participation. We need to form a new government and a delegation - then the negotiations will take place," Gerus said in an interview with the Glavcom online media outlet.

In his opinion, the new government should also make new decisions on the unbundling of Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC.

As reported, the contract on transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine expires on December 31, 2019. Naftogaz planned to propose transporting 60 billion cubic meters of Russia gas annually for ten years at the upcoming talks. According to the company, this proposal was agreed upon with European partners and is based on the European approach to the transit tariff formation.

On July 26, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak announced that Russia had offered to extend the current gas transit contract with Ukraine for a year.

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