European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday called on Russia to agree on a future gas price based on market conditions in next talks.
In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barroso expressed his willingness to reach structured solution over energy issues among the EU, Russia and Ukraine.
The trilateral meeting was scheduled for 26 May subject to confirmation by all parties involved. The aim of the trilateral meetings is to ensure continued gas supplies and transit. Concerns about the outstanding debt of Ukraine and the gas price for supplies to Ukraine will be discussed in order to find a solution by the end of May.