Ukraine FM discusses gas issues with European Commission
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Friday met Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. They discussed gas cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.
"Special attention at the meeting was paid to the reforms in the Ukrainian gas sector, the attraction of European investment into the Ukrainian gas transport system, the increase of reverse gas supplies to Ukraine to the EU member states," the press center of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported.
Klimkin urged the European Commission to oppose construction of politically motivated gas pipelines to bypass Ukraine, such as Nord Stream 2, the press center said.
European Commission representatives emphasized Ukraine's reliability in gas transit to Europe.
Harmonization of the Ukrainian energy sector with Third Energy Package would provide for additional opportunities for stepping up Ukraine and EU's partnership in the area.
Next joint actions in the context of the termination of the 'winter Russia gas purchase package' on March 31, 2016 were also discussed.