European Commission seeks to hold gas talks with Ukraine, Russia in coming weeks
The next round of negotiations between Ukraine, Russia, and the European Commission on the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after 2019 may be held in the coming weeks, according to Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič.
" I'm set to host the next round of TrilateralGasTalks in coming weeks," he tweeted.
The official added that, following the recent elections in Ukraine, he reached out to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and welcomed the country's "determination to stay engaged."
"Now, reaching out to Russia, too," the EC vice president wrote.
I'm set to host the next round of #TrilateralGasTalks in coming weeks. Therefore, following the recent elections in #Ukraine, I reached out to PM @VGroysman and I welcome the country's determination to stay engaged. Now, reaching out to #Russia, too. #energysecurity#EnergyUnionpic.twitter.com/lk71Sni0nP— Maroš Šefčovič🇪🇺 (@MarosSefcovic) April 24, 2019
As UNIAN reported earlier, on January 21 in Brussels, Ukraine-EU-Russia tripartite talks were held on gas transit after 2019. Following the talks, Šefčovič announced that the next meeting in the said format was scheduled for May 2019.
On January 15, preliminary technical tripartite consultations with the participation of Ukraine, Russia and the European Commission on the future transit of gas through Ukraine were to take place, but representatives of the Russian gas monopoly, Gazprom, disrupted the meeting.