European Commission to discuss gas talks with Russia before Ukraine elections
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  • 16:44 18 June 2019

European Commission to discuss gas talks with Russia before Ukraine elections

European Commission (EC) will discuss an opportunity of holding trilateral gas talks in the Russia-EU-Ukraine format prior to parliamentary elections in Ukraine scheduled on July 21, Vice President of the EC Maros Sefcovic said at a press conference on Tuesday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"Positive conclusion is that the all sides are ready for resuming trilateral talks on a political level. We’ve been suggesting the date in September because in Ukraine we will have early parliamentary elections on July 21," Sefcovic said.

Kiev suggested holding the meeting before parliamentary elections, he said. "I will raise it up with the Russian side and we will see if we have enough of material to discuss and debate even before the summer break and if yes we will definitely do that," Sefcovic added.

All the gas transit problems will be hopefully resolved before the end of winter, the EC Vice President noted.

Ilkin Jalilov

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