Yatsenyuk Eyes March 20 Gas Talks With EU and Russia

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday he hoped talks on natural gas supplies would take place with European partners and Russia on March 20.

"I hope on the 20th there will be talks with European partners with the participation of Russia to reach an agreement on supplies of natural gas in the summer period," he said in a government meeting.

He said Ukraine planned to fill underground storages in the summer and that Russian gas would be used as well as reverse flows from the European Union but stressed that diversifying supplies away from Russia remained a top priority.

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