Ukraine, Russia may agree on gas today

Ukraine and the Russian Federation may come on an agreement on gas today.
Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan will go on a working visit to Brussels, where he will participate in tripartite gas negotiations in the format Ukraine-Russia-the EU.
The press service of the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry informs.
“Within the frames of a visit in Brussels, a delegation of Ukraine headed by the Minister plans to participate in the current round of tripartite consultations in the format Ukraine-the EU-the Russian Federation on energy issues,” a statement reads.
The negotiations may result in an interim agreement, which will give guarantees of fuel supplies to Ukraine and stability of gas transit to Europe in the winter period.
To remind, October 20, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan and European Commissioner on Energy Guenther Oettinger held bipartite consultations in Kyiv. Oettinger stressed readiness of the European Commission to further promote solution of the gas issue. The parties discussed main provisions of the interim agreement on supply of natural gas from the territory of the Russian Federation, which will be discussed October 21 in Brussels.

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