EC: Russia and the EU still agree on a specific date of the meeting on gas
The exact date of the meeting of the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak and the European Commissioner for energy Gunther Oettinger, which is expected to discuss the issues of gas supplies to the European Union, has still not been determined, said press Secretary of the Oettinger Sabina Berger.
" We agree on the date of the meeting, but as long as I cannot name concrete date, " said she, RIA " Novosti ". Remember, 12 July Novak said that the dialogue on gas supplies to the European Union have the possibility to take place on July 17-18. First of the sources close to negotiations, has informed that the next meeting Novak and Ettinger, which is expected to address key issues in EU-Russia relations in the energy sector, can be held on July 16. 4 July Ettinger amid unresolved gas conflict between Moscow and Kiev came to the leaders of Ukraine and EU with a call to fill gas storage facility in full. Remember, after long and fruitless negotiations on 16 June 10. 00 Moscow time Gazprom has introduced the mode of payment for the supply and ceased to supply gas to Ukraine. Currently, the pipeline is only intended for transit to the European Union blue fuel in the amount of 185 million cubic meters per day. The Prime Minister of Russia D. Medvedev A. said that the new Kiev guide artificially created gas crisis, which in the end will hit the Ukrainian economy.