“What we need to discuss includes the volumes of gas to be pumped in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities, the reliability of transit [of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine], the European Union's financial capacities to provide aid to Ukraine… I think, the consultations will be held along these lines,” Novak told journalists.
Currently, Russia delivers gas to Ukraine over the "winter package” deal, which gives Kiev a $100 discount per 1,000 cubic meters of gas. This agreement was set to expire on March 31 but the sides agreed to prolong it for another three weeks.
On Friday, the director for energy markets in the EC Klaus-Dieter Borchardt said that the next trilateral gas talks are most likely to be held on April 13-14 in Berlin. The sides will discuss future Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine, as well as transits to Europe.