Putin: Russia Seeks to Conclude an Agreement on Gas Transit with Ukraine
On Friday in St. Petersburg, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov meets with the leader of the Ukrainian party, Opposition Platform - For Life, Viktor Medvedchuk. The Russian leader joined their conversation. During the meeting, they talked about gas problems between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Putin noted that an agreement on gas transit hasn't been concluded yet.
“Today there are serious problems: the revenue part of the budget of Ukraine received up to $ 3 billion from the transit of Russian gas, this year around 87 billion cubic meters were transited, next year, taking into account the contract and limited transit opportunities, it will be a difficult task: to solve so that it was in the interests of Ukraine", said Medvedchuk. At the same time, he emphasized that agreements between the Russian Federation and Ukraine are needed.