Thursday, February 26, 2015

Russia-Ukraine-EU Trilateral Gas Talks on March 2 Confirmed

Trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union slated for March 2 have been confirmed, European Commission spokeswoman on energy Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said Thursday.

"Trilateral gas talks Russia-Ukraine-Commission confirmed. Maros Sefcovic meets with RU & UA Energy Ministers in Brussels on Monday 2 March," Itkonen said on her Twitter account.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier in the day that the Russian Energy Ministry and the country's energy giant Gazprom were in constant contact with their European partners regarding the matter of gas deliveries.

The subject of Russian gas transit through Ukraine to the European Union has been a matter of concern for the bloc in light of the strained relations between Moscow and Kiev and Ukraine's gas debt to Russia.

In June 2014, Gazprom suspended gas supplies to Ukraine due to Kiev's debt that exceeded $5 billion at the time. The company resumed gas deliveries in December after Kiev had paid off part of its debt and agreed to make prepayments for deliveries in future.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would suspend gas deliveries to Ukraine once again unless Kiev made a further prepayment.
 [sputniknews.com]

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  • Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will hold talks in Brussels on Monday to discuss problems with gas supplies to Ukraine, the EU said on Thursday.
European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen tweeted that the talks between EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic and the energy ministers of Russia and Ukraine were confirmed for Monday.

Itkonen had said earlier that Sefcovic had invited Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Demchyshyn for talks, but was awaiting confirmation that they would take part.

A Russian Energy Ministry official said earlier she was not able to confirm whether Moscow has agreed to take part in the meeting yet. "We are talking by phone at the moment," she said........................http://www.todayonline.com/world/eu-russia-ukraine-gas-talks-be-held-monday-eu
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3 comments:

  1. Russian energy minister says to attend Ukraine gas talks in Brussels...

    (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that he would take part in talks over gas supplies to Ukraine in Brussels on March 2.

    "We have been invited to three-way talks and have confirmed our participation. First of all we're going to talk about the situation with current supplies to Ukraine and gas transit to European consumers," Novak told reporters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-ukraine-crisis-novak-gas-idUSKBN0LV0AK20150227?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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  2. Russia can stop gas supplies to Ukraine before meeting in Brussels — energy minister...

    ....Novak noted that Gazprom is aware the Ukrainian side has wired $15 million but the money hasn't been received by the Russian energy giant yet. As stated eralier, it takes around two days to credit a payment to Gazprom's accounts. According to Gazprom, funds transferred in February cover Russian gas supplies to Ukraine only until the end of the week.

    The minister earlier confirmed Russia's participation in the trilateral gas meeting in Brussels on March 2 that will discuss current gas supplies to Ukraine and ensuring its transit to the European Union...........http://tass.ru/en/economy/779936
    27/2/15

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  3. The funds that Naftogaz of Ukraine has prepaid for Russian gas will suffice for deliveries till Tuesday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum...

    "If Naftogaz paid for another 24 hours, it means the resources will last till Tuesday through Monday," he said............http://tass.ru/en/economy/779981
    27/2/15

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