On 27 August 2015, Maroš Šefcovic, European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union, chaired a meeting on energy security with CEO of Naftogaz and Minister for Energy Coal Industries, Ukraine, Vladimir Demchyshyn. The meeting covered the actions required for a stable gas supply to Ukraine.
The meeting was organised by the European Commission to serve as an intermediate step in the view of preparing for the trilateral gas negotiations between the European Commission, Russia, and Ukraine. It will be followed by a bilateral meeting with the Russian Energy Minister on 11 September in Vienna, Austria.
The Commission plans to facilitate new protocol on gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine for the next heating season until March 2016, and remains convinced that a follow up to the winter 2014 package would enable all parties to find an acceptable framework for has trade and purchase.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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