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Tass.ru: EC calmly accepts Putin’s statement on risk of stopping gas transit through Ukraine
The European Commission (EC) is calm about the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine and continues to work with Russia and Ukraine to conclude a new treaty. This was stated at a press conference in Brussels by EC spokeswoman Mina Andreeva, commenting at the request of journalists the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin that there is a risk of stopping Russian gas transit through Ukraine.
“For our part, we are calm and continue to work in the trilateral negotiations to find a solution [for gas transit],” she said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters at the end of the BRICS meeting that there was a risk of termination of Russian gas transit through Ukraine, and Naftogaz aggravated the situation with Gazprom. He noted that Russia was ready to conclude agreements on any legislation. Putin stressed that Russia has declared its readiness to reach any agreements with Ukraine with the participation of the European Commission.