Russia, Ukraine, EU to discuss gas issues in May: ministry

Russia, Ukraine, EU to discuss gas issues in May: ministry

PanARMENIAN.Net - Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union are to gather to discuss the security of Russian natural gas supplies in early May, a spokeswoman for the Russian Energy Ministry said Monday, April 28, according to RIA Novosti.

“[The meeting] is planned for the beginning of May,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the exact date will be set in the coming days.

The Russian Energy Ministry had earlier proposed holding negotiations to discuss the gas supplies on April 28 in Moscow.

The proposal came in response to a letter by EU Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger, in which he suggested discussing the venue and date of upcoming trilateral talks.

Oettinger invited the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministries to participate in the talks, originally proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a letter to 18 European leaders earlier this month, Putin voiced concerns about Ukraine’s debt crisis, which could disrupt Russian gas supplies to Europe. He also called for urgent consultations at the ministerial level in order to work out concerted actions to stabilize Ukraine’s economy.

 Top stories
In January-October 2014, the country’s exports totaled $1.250 billion, up %2.9 from last year, National Statistical Service said.
As a consulting partner, offering an extensive range of financial assistance, Ameriabank is financing a developing sector of industrial agriculture.
The mining right was granted to Geoteam CJSC, Lydian's 100% owned subsidiary, by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Novak said the recent sanctions against Russia will not affect Turkey’s first nuclear plant, which is being built by Russian Rosatom.
Partner news