Russia confirms it is a reliable gas supplier of Europe

Submitted on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:00

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak refuted the claim by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that Russia is allegedly planning to halt gas transit to EU member states.

“Specific comments by Ukranian politicians on alleged Russian intentions to stop gas transit to EU countries are puzzling. We can qualify them only
as absolutely baseless speculations aimed at confusing or deliberately misinforming of European consumers of Russian gas”, said Alexander Novak.

Next meeting between Alexander Novak and Vice President of the European Commission responsible for energy Günther Oettinger is scheduled to take place on Friday 29 August 2014 in Moscow. The whole range of issues related to Russia-EU energy cooperation, including those of Russian supply of gas to EU countries and its transit via the territory of Ukraine, will be discussed.