On September 12-13, the first round of Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral technical consultations on transportation of Russian gas through Ukraine took place in Brussels.
The meeting was held as a result of the arrangements reached during the trilateral Ukraine-EU-Russia consultations that took place on July 17 this year in Berlin.
During the technical consultations, experts from Ukraine, EC and Russian Federation discussed the key elements of gas transportation contracts which exist in the EU Member States, main approaches to the formation of tariffs, as well as the reform of the Ukrainian GTS managing in accordance with the legislation and Ukraine’s obligations under the Association Agreement.
The Ukrainian side confirmed the interest in having the EU internal market treatment extended to Ukraine and informed on the current work with a view to full implementation of the gas market norms and rules of the European Union. In this regard, the participants of the consultations confirmed that the contractual relations between the operators on the Ukrainian energy market will be governed by Ukrainian legislation fully compliant with that of the EU.
It was agreed to continue consultations on September 26, 2018.