Despite the lack of result, the parties agreed that the issue of gas transit is finally moved from a dead point. Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that for many years, Moscow and Kiev did not contact on the issue, reports the Russian Dialogue.
The official noted the willingness of Russia to prove a Ukrainian partners benefit from direct purchases of Russian gas.
The Minister of energy and the environment of Ukraine Alexey Orzhel also stated that parties hear each other. But the head of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko believes that the meeting did not produce results, and Ukraine should prepare for the termination of gas transit on January 1.
The deterioration of relations between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz” has occurred in 2014. The team of Petro Poroshenko even refused to purchase Russian gas, opting for the reversal of the EU.
Earlier, Novak said, under what conditions is the peaceful settlement of a dispute with Ukraine on gas.