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Russia-Ukraine talks

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Nov 29 (LNGJ) – The Russian and Ukrainian energy ministries and state gas companies are still meeting in Vienna in Austria to discuss Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine and onwards to Europe. The existing supply deal between the two nations expires on December 31. The two sides have agreed to intensify talks in the coming days, having failed to achieve results after several previous rounds.

   Russia was represented by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, and Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller. On the Ukrainian side were Minister of Energy Alexey Orzhel and executives of the Naftogaz Ukrainy company and the gas transmission system operator of Ukraine.

   β€œAn exchange of proposals on resolving issues facing the parties took place, and agreements were reached to intensify work in a bilateral format in the coming days,” said Gazprom.