“The necessity of the unconditional provision of transit gas in full volume through the territory of [Ukraine] to consumers in eastern and western Europe was noted,” Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said.
On Monday, Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission held talks in Brussels regarding the matter of gas deliveries.
The subject of Russian gas transit through Ukraine to the European Union has been a matter of concern for the bloc in light of the strained relations between Moscow and Kiev and Ukraine's gas debt to Russia.
On February 25 Putin stressed Moscow would again suspend gas supplies to Ukraine unless Kiev made further prepayment.
On Thursday Gazprom’s spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said that Ukraine's Naftogaz had transferred $15 million to Russia's gas giant for the delivery of 45.6 million cubic meters of gas, or enough to last five days until March 6.