Date: 2 months ago   Category: Energy

The head of Naftogaz called the expected terms of negotiations on gas transit — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Jaap Arriens Negotiations on transit of the Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine after 2019 can renew in June, the head of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andrey Kobolev said during the performance at the investment Concorde Capital conference. He specified that it happens not earlier than date of taking office of the elected president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. "The Russian side officially reported that they will be ready to speak only after the new president enters the powers, and the conversation of mister (Vladimir) Putin and mister Zelensky will take place... I think that these negotiations somewhere in June will be resumed" — Kobolev told. The head of Naftogaz added that the Russian side has technical capability to stop transit of gas through Ukraine in 2020 if the Nord Stream — 2 gas pipeline is completed. On January 21 the current year in Brussels the tripartite meeting on gas questions in the Russia — European Commission — Ukraine format took place. The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, the deputy head of European Commission Maros Sefcovic, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller and the head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev participated in it. During the meeting the European Commission offered Russia and Ukraine version of the new contract for transit of the Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine. According to Novak, Russia, Ukraine and the EU will continue consultations on gas questions in a tripartite format at the level of ministers in May, 2019. Up to this point consultations at the expert level are expected. At the beginning of April of the current year the vice president of European Commission for the power union Maros Sefcovic said that the European Commission counts on holding a tripartite meeting on gas questions with Russia and Ukraine after elections in Ukraine. In the middle of April the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak did not exclude that the tripartite meeting can take place in May, as well as was planned earlier. At the end of April the executive director of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yury Vitrenko said that Naftogaz expects holding a tripartite meeting on gas questions at the end of May.

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