Kremlin comments on Russia-Ukraine gas talks

Kremlin comments on Russia-Ukraine gas talks

Press secretary to the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia and Ukraine have not yet managed to find a solution for the problem of gas transit agreement extension and settlement of claims in the Stockholm Arbitration.

"The gas topic was indeed on the agenda of summit talks" between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in Paris yesterday, he confirmed. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and "his Ukrainian counterpart attended the meeting; approaches of the parties were presented indeed," the Kremlin spokesman said, noting that "final agreements have not yet been managed to be reached."

"Positions of the parties were put together; they are well known and consistent, as regards the position of the Russian side," TASS cited him as saying.

Peskov also said that chief executives of gas companies and relevant ministers "will continue their communication."

"Short-term communication at the expert level took place even late at night yesterday," Putin's spokesman added.

"At the same time, it cannot be said that the solution for the problem of the transit agreement renewal and settlement of the issue of claims in the Stockholm Arbitration was managed to be reached," Peskov concluded.

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