EU agrees to gas talks with Russia
The EU has agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks on fuel protection.
The 28-member bloc needs to calm tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over over alleged interference in western Ukraine and Russia’s steps in Crimea.
European Commission president José Manuel Barroso responded to your letter published last week by Putin, by which he warned Russia may reduce gas supplies to Ukraine over outstanding debts.
Barroso said transfer prices and Ukraine’s gas obligations is highly recommended included in a broader support deal involving the International Monetary Fund as well as the EU.
He stated that Europe ought to be informed of “any unilateral actions,” for example halting supplies and told Russia to value fuel contracts.
MEPs also added their voice for the discussion.
The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a non-binding resolution that called for EU sanctions against Russia’s power field.
But sanctions of this type may only be accepted by EU authorities.