#AceWorldNews – EUROPEAN COMMISSION – May 19 – Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger met at the European Commission agency in Berlin on Monday.
They were there to decide on a date and place for the second round of three-party negotiations on Ukrainian debt for Russian gas.
Delegations from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union held the first round of talks in Warsaw on May 2 but failed to come to an agreement.
The gas price for Ukraine rose to $485.50 (€353.94) per 1,000 cubic metres starting from April 1 after Russia annulled two discounts earlier granted to the country.
According to Gazprom, Ukraine’s outstanding gas debt to Russia as of April 30 amounted to $3.5bn (€2.5bn).