Russia, Ukraine May Continue Gas Talks On
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[June 03, 2014]
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and
Ukraine could continue gas talks on Tuesday, a spokesman for Russian
exporter Gazprom said, adding that he hoped a mutually beneficial
agreement would be found.
"Talks went for a long time yesterday ... There is an
understanding on how to move forward - this is very important,"
Sergei Kupriyanov told a briefing.
He added that Ukraine has now to repay debt of $1.45 billion for gas
delivered in November and December last year.
Late on Monday, after some six hours of talks brokered by the
European Commission, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger
said the chief executives of Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz had
agreed to consider a plan that could avoid price disputes recurring
over the European winter when demand peaks.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin,; Writing by Katya Golubkova,
Editing by Timothy heritage)
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