Ukraine, Slovakia gas talks to resume on April 28

April 23, 2014

Eustream gas transporter spokesperson has reported the delegations of Ukraine and Slovakia will meet in Bratislava on April 28, ITAR-TASS said on April 22.

The delegations are to sign a memorandum on mutual understanding for gas supplies, which Slovakia signed earlier, Vahram Chuguryan told ITAR-TASS. In March 2015, reverse supplies can increase up to 8-10 billion cubic a year, Chuguryan said, adding that this would allow Ukraine to diversify gas supplies.

Earlier, parliament-appointed Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Prodan said Ukraine had held talks with the European Union on this issue on April 15. “There are some positive signs because the European Commission has started studying our suggestions regarding reverse gas supplies and their increase. This will not require serious technical steps,” he said.

The European Commission will study Kiev’s proposals within a week. In the meantime Slovakia “should prepare necessary legal documents”, Prodan said.

Copyright: ITAR-TASS, 2014