Next EU-Russia-Ukraine trilateral gas talks in Brussels today

The next trilateral meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine is confirmed for today in Brussels in the afternoon. Russian Energy Minister Novak and Ukrainian Minister Demchyshyn will attend on invitation by Vice-President Šefčovič who will mediate the talks on behalf of the European Commission. As agreed during the latest talks on 2 March the parties have stated their willingness to continue trilateral talks in order to agree on the follow up to the gas Winter Package, as called for in the Declaration of Minsk of 12 February 2015.