Slovakia's approaches towards the subject of reversing Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine do not contradict Bratislava's agreements with Gazprom and the Russian government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We are certainly following the discussion of the subject of gas being reversed from the countries buying it from Gazprom, because there are relevant intergovernmental agreements, there are contracts. And that the way the Slovak leadership has approached is absolutely no violation of any agreements with Gazprom and the Russian government," Lavrov told a press conference after talks with his Slovak counterpart in Moscow.
EU will support Ukraine on issue of payment for gas, Günther Oettinger says
However, the price of natural gas from Russia should be a market one, said European Commissioner for Energy.According to him, the price of $ 486 and a half per one thousand cubic meters, set by "Gazprom" on April 1, is unacceptable. Herewith , the European Commissioner said that the European Union would be interested if Ukraine pays for gas.
Herewith , the European Commissioner emphasized the interest of the European Union in solution of issue of gas payment by Ukraine The next trilateral meeting between Russia, the EU and Ukraine on gas issues will take place next week, May 26.