Putin comments on gas talks with Ukraine

Putin comments on gas talks with Ukraine

Russian and Ukrainian companies will hopefully find a mutually acceptable solution for natural gas transit to European countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with the German business executives.

"As you are aware, we are holding talks with our Ukrainian partners now. They are underway in Vienna," the head of state recalled.

"As I see, bargaining positions are stated from both sides, fairly difficult for implementation, to put it straight. However, I hope participants in these negotiations, business companies in the first instance, will find acceptable solutions for them," TASS cited Putin as saying.