The talks to be held in early 2019.
Following trilateral negotiations of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union on the transit of Russian gas can pass in early 2019.
Tripartite negotiations may be preceded by a technical meeting of experts.
At the talks the sides noted the commitment and constructive position of Ukraine and “Naftogaz Ukraine” the tripartite negotiations. At the same time Sefcovic expressed hope for the achievement of decisive progress in the coming months. “This is a common task of the European Commission, the government of Ukraine, “Naftogaz” and the European consumers”, – stated in the message.
“The European Commission is ready to assist in this process, as in the coming weeks, and within just 2019, as it is a key element of the tripartite gas talks. A successful outcome, namely long-term transit of gas through Ukraine to the EU a reliable and cost-effective way is of paramount importance for the energy security of European consumers,” he said.Sefcovic.