EU proposes engaging in trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine

The European Union proposed that Ukraine begin negotiations with the Russian Federation regarding gas prices, offering to serve as a mediator, according to EU Commissioner, Maroš Šefčovič, during the Ukrainian energy forum as reported by a Evropeyskaya Pravda correspondent.

"The market gas price should be determined either through negotiations or with the help of the Stockholm Court," he stated.

"Of course, litigation proceedings are more long-term, but we should not wait for it this year. That’s why we call for the beginning of negotiations regarding the price of Russian gas in order to prepare for the next winter. The EU, in turn, is ready to serve as an intermediary between Ukraine and the RF," Šefčovič added.

This past winter was the first time that Ukraine did not buy Russian gas and instead purchased it on the EU market.

  EU, Ukraine, Russia, Gas, negotiations