discussed urgent issues of bilateral cooperation in the direction of
strengthening energy safety, upgrading and joint management of Ukrainian gas
transporting system, as also reforming of energy branch of Ukraine.
The parties paid
peculiar attention to the price for the Russian gas for Ukraine and ways to
ensure reliable flows of Russian gas to Europe, therefore
they emphasized the need to launch tripartite consultations in Ukraine – EU –
tackled future joint work in the context of organization of reverse gas
supplies to Ukraine, in particular, from the territory of Slovakia, and use
of potential of Ukrainian underground gas storages.