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Russia, Ukraine and EU to discuss underground gas storage conditions — Energy Minister

June 29, 2015, 15:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, on the agenda is the possibility of EU's financial support for the procurement of necessary volumes of gas to Ukraine
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MOSCOW, June 29. / TASS / Russia, Ukraine and EU to discuss underground gas storage conditions on June 30 at the trilateral meeting in Vienna, said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak at the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller on Monday.

According to Novak, on the agenda is the possibility of EU's financial support for the procurement of necessary volumes of gas to Ukraine.

As TASS previously reported, during the summer months, Ukraine must pump up to 18 billion cubic meters of gas into its underground storage facilities.

Earlier on Monday, Novak confirmed that he will be traveling to Viena for the next session of gas talks on June 30th.

On June 2, the last trilateral consultation in Brussels took place, and its participants declined to comment, only cited "a constructive working atmosphere" of the talks.

"The results of the meeting will be submitted to the ministers [Russian and Ukrainian Energy Ministers Alexander Novak and Vladimir Demchishin and to the European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic]. After that the date for a ministerial meeting will be appointed taking into account their schedules," a source close to the negotiations told TASS then.

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