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    Russian Energy Minister said that next round of trilateral Russia-EU-Ukraine talks on gas will focus on additional gas deliveries and implementation of contracts for autumn and winter periods.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The next round of trilateral Russia-EU-Ukraine talks on gas will focus on additional gas deliveries and implementation of contracts for autumn and winter periods, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday.

    Earlier in the day, Novak met with European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic.

    "We have agreed with Mr. Sefcovic to hold a separate trilateral meeting with representatives of Ukraine and Mr. Sefcovic to discuss within the framework of current contracts additional deliveries of gas, their necessity during the winter period," Novak told reporters.

    Sefcovic, in turn, said that a meeting with representatives of Russia and Ukraine to assure gas transit will take place in Brussels in coming days.

    Russia and the European Union have discussed the Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream gas pipeline projects, Russian Energy Minister said.

    "We have discussed the Nord Stream 2 project, Turkish Stream, its current form with direction to the south. We have discussed Yamal Europe pipeline," Novak told reporters.

    Novak said following talks with European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic that Russia is ready to provide the EU with additional documentation on the economic feasibility of the three projects.


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