Gas talks: Berlin will be continued in Minsk

Yesterday, December 19, the next round of trilateral gas talks took place in Berlin. According to the results of the meeting, the parties noted that agreements in principal were reached regarding the details of the new gas agreement. It is reported by the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The Ministry also noted that negotiations will continue in Minsk in a trilateral format, and the European Commission will take part online.

“We adhere to our position and regardless of the place of negotiations, regardless of the situation, we will defend the interests of Ukrainians. We need to get fair payment for gas transmission through Ukraine and ensure energy security in the region. Each consumer will benefit from this, because the extension of the gas agreement will contribute to stability in the market and, consequently, lower gas prices”, said Oleksiy Orzhel, Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection.

In turn, executive director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko said that agreement in principle now should be agreed at the political level.

“After that, the issue will be in the implementation of these agreements at different levels. Naftogaz takes a very constructive position in these negotiations – Ukraine once again confirms its reliability as a transit country for gas to Europe”, he wrote.

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