Kobolyev announced the date of trilateral gas transit negotiations

Tripartite negotiations on gas transit between Ukraine, Russia and the European Union will be held on September 16 in Brussels.  This was announced by Head of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev in an interview with Handelsblatt.

Kobolyev noted that Russia has not announced its representatives at this meeting yet.

He also expressed doubts that Russia would continue to supply gas to Germany through Ukraine after the launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as Chancellor Angela Merkel had promised.

“To promise something, and then keep it are two different things.  This is applicable both in Russian and in German”, Kobolyev said.

Recall that the current contract between Naftogaz and Gazprom for the transit of gas through Ukraine to Europe expires at the end of this year.

Source: epravda.com.ua

Tags: Gazprom, gas, Naftogaz, contracts, Nord Stream 2, Kobolyev, EU, gas transit, RF, sanctions, foreign affairs

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