BRUSSELS, July 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian Energy and Coal Mining Minister Yuriy Prodan said Ukraine was ready to resume gas talks with Russia and the European Union.
Prodan arrived in Brussels on Thursday for working consultations with European Energy Commissioner Gunter Oettinger. "We are ready to continue the consultations and talks at any moment. We will talk about it with Mr. Oettinger," he said.
Earlier, Russian, EU and Ukrainian energy ministers Alexander Novak, Gunter Oettinger and Yuriy Prodan participated in the talks on the gas price and the Ukrainian debt. The consultations started on May 2 and ended with no result on June 16. After that, Gazprom and Naftogaz filed lawsuits against each other in the Stockholm court of arbitration.