The energy Ministry commented on the trilateral meeting of experts on the transit of gas

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in potamanthidae enterprise. Archival photoThe energy Ministry commented on the trilateral meeting of experts on the transit of gas© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

Tripartite consultations of experts of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on gas transit were held in a constructive atmosphere, said the Deputy energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky.

«Everything is fine. The consultations were held in a very constructive atmosphere. Discussed, as planned, three questions. They all concern the regulatory framework (of Ukraine — ed.),» said Yanovsky at the end of the meeting, which was held in Brussels on September 12-13.

According to him, was discussed by the Ukrainian side the form of a model contract for the transit, the reorganization of «Naftogaz» part of the withdrawal of gas pipelines, as well as a new tariff-setting methodology in terms of transportation of gas, which Kiev plans to adopt this year.

«The Ukrainian colleagues said that by October they are going to adopt this methodology. A new cycle of tariff starts from 1 January 2019, that is, there must be adopted the new tariffs. That is, for three months they will have to set these tariffs and to publish them», — said the Deputy head of the Ministry of energy.

Answering the question of how the establishment of the Ukraine on January 1, the new tariffs will be correlated with the current contract «Gazprom» and «Naftogaz» for the transit of gas, Yanovsky said, «I asked the same question to colleagues, they told me it could not answer».

However, according to the Deputy Minister, in General, any insurmountable difficulties in the process of changes in Ukrainian legislation, which was presented to the meeting for the continuation of the transit is not observed.