Russia and Ukraine agree on gas transit

The result of yesterday’s more than eight-hour Russian-Ukrainian talks on gas transit in Berlin was the signing of a “detailed” protocol, the contents of which are almost unknown.

If you believe the optimistic statements for the press that were made by the participants in the negotiation process, the parties reached an agreement in principle.

According to the deputy head of the European Commission Marosh Shevchovich, the lack of details of the agreement is due to the fact that "it should be considered in the capitals (of the countries involved) and finalized and approved."

The head of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak claims that during the negotiations the parties discussed specific volumes and terms for concluding gas agreements, and the next stage of discussions will take place in the near future:

Today we really did a very good job, prepared a draft protocol, a detailed protocol, which is in a high degree of readiness, which currently requires coordination, and I hope that in the near future we will reach final agreements.

Similar statements were made by representatives of the Ukrainian side - Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Aleksey Orzhel and Naftogaz Executive Director Yuri Vitrenko.

Recall that for Russia, the most important condition for signing a transit agreement is “settlement of litigation” - a complete refusal of Ukraine from its claims in international arbitration.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 December 2019 12: 15
    Well, provocateurs and Cossacks mishandled? Who should show the printed contract there. And when the journalists wrote that they would sell their mother’s power for $, and not just Russian gas, as soon as these journalists were not called! Now it's time to apologize and repent, or so that your nasty nicknames are not here. If you guys are responsible for your words?
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 20 December 2019 14: 08
      -Respektik to you, Mr. Steelworker ...- you are one of the few who are really worried about objectivity and are trying to assess our reality ...
      - My plus to you ...
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 21 December 2019 21: 39
      Well, podpanguinny and paid representatives of one of the oldest professions, look, celebrate? Have you opened champagne? Gazprom bent, and you are happy. wassat What are you happy about?
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 20 December 2019 12: 23
    And what, did anyone doubt that this agreement would not be signed? We are the aggressors, we are the invaders, we are the occupiers, we unleashed a civil war in Ukraine, but gas money is sacred, for any bourgeois, either ours, or theirs - neither Honor, nor Conscience, nor Dignity in this the world of capitalism no longer exists, as they say - nothing personal ... And in this way we instill in our youth love and devotion to their Motherland, and that we will defend it to the last drop of blood and life itself? And that, if something happens, we will defend our old "Khrushchebs", our beggarly pensions and salaries, poor insurance medicine, and the same education, at a time when the children of our oligarchs live and study abroad, they are all treated for world luminaries, and "hatynki" have in the most prestigious cities of the world with yachts and private planes .... Yes, war is a war, but you still want to live even richer, and the people have no money, but you hold on ...
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 December 2019 12: 34
    Gazprom capitulates: Kiev will receive both transit and compensation.

    There provocateurs and Cossacks wrote a lot of things. Refresh your memory!
  4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 December 2019 12: 58
    Quote: steel maker
    Gazprom capitulates: Kiev will receive both transit and compensation. There provocateurs and Cossacks wrote a lot of things. Refresh your memory!

    Yes, it will be interesting to compare transit conditions and our forecast ...
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 December 2019 20: 53
      There is no contract yet. There is a coordination of positions. But in any case, I remain in my opinion. Transit through Ukraine is a defeat for Russia. Despite some advantages, the geopolitical minus is huge.
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