He added that all parties would have to make additional concessions on the gas issue.
“Russia provided an ironclad guarantee of making a price discount for a specific period. However, Ukraine considers this price overestimated as compared to the market price and notes that in any case it will depend on the political decision of the Russian government,” Oettinger said.
Meanwhile, the European Commission “hopes for a solution to the gas issue by the upcoming Monday”. According to Oettinger, Russia and Ukraine need to coordinate their positions in the next few days.