14 Jun 2018 20:46

EU Commission Vice President Sefcovic hopes to begin gas talks with Russia, Ukraine in early July

KYIV. June 14 (Interfax) - Trilateral negotiations of the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine on Russian gas transit via Ukraine after 2019 may begin in early July, according to European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic.

"Time is a precious commodity. I hope to start working with #Russia & #Ukraine on the trilateral gas agenda in early July," he wrote on Twitter.

"Complex negotiations ahead," Sefcovic wrote.

He said in late May that the objective of these negotiations will be to determine details of gas transit via Ukraine after 2019 and guarantees of such transit.