MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. Russian Energy Ministry has not yet confirmed trilateral gas talks between Russia, the European Union and Ukraine on September 25, a representative of the ministry told TASS on Tuesday.
According to a source in the European Commission (EC), Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic who will also participate in the talks is expected to speak at an energy conference in Finland on September 25.
Earlier on Tuesday,
Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin said Kiev plans to sign a gas agreement with Russia on September 25. "I think the meeting will be held on Friday, and it will result in signing the protocol. All points have already been agreed," Demchishin was quoted as saying by the Ukrainian News agency.
On September 11, Russia and the EC agreed on "winter package" gas supplies to Ukraine to start from October 1, 2015 at a meeting in Vienna and signed a draft protocol. Now, Ukraine is expected to sign the document at a trilateral meeting between Russia, the EU and Ukraine by the end of September.
Ukraine’s Naftogaz will apply to Gazprom for a gas discount while Gazprom will submit offers to the government.