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Ukraine set for compromise on gas with Russia — Ukraine’s minister

September 08, 2014, 14:30 UTC+3 BAKU
The Ukrainian minister said he would have a meeting with the EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger to discuss supplies of Russian gas
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BAKU, September 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine is set for working out a compromise with Russia on gas supplies, Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan told a news conference following an informal meeting of the Eastern Partnership countries’ energy ministers on Monday.

The Ukrainian minister said he would have a meeting with the EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger to discuss supplies of Russian gas.

“We are set for working out a compromise,” he said. “Our suggestions on the issue have always been similar to those of the European Union, and we hope it will continue to be so in future.”

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a European Union initiative directed at six countries of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The EaP was launched by 27 EU member states and the six partner countries at a summit in Prague on May 7, 2009. The initiative aims at tightening the relationship between the EU and the Eastern partners by deepening their political co-operation and economic integration.

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