Gazprom needs to fulfill all contractual obligations before Ukraine. This was stated by the foreign Minister of the EU Federica Mogherini, said RIA Novosti.
According to her, the European Commission is actively working in this direction and is ready to resume trilateral talks. Discussion of the situation, according to Mogherini, would be an effective tool in resolving differences. However, the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak said that the gas issue is a matter of companies, and tripartite negotiations are planned.
Earlier, on 7 March, Ukraine’s government announced the seizure of assets of Russian holding company “Gazprom” for “abuse of monopoly legislation and rulings of the Stockholm arbitration”. On 2 March, the Ukrainian company “Naftogaz” urged Ukrainians to be patient, saving gas in order to spite the Russian “Gazprom” and Russian President Vladimir Putin.