The transit agreement for Russian gas exports via the 140-billion-cubic-metre-per-year Ukrainian route expires in December, making it urgent that the parties involved reach a new deal this spring.
The European Commission has been trying to broker an agreement between Moscow and Kievwithout success, and Monday's three-way negotiations in Brussels appear to have produced little of substance.
"I was highlighting to both parties that time flies, the clock is ticking and every day we are getting closer to the end...
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