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Ukraine’s new government prepares for gas transit talks

Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome.
By Anna Gumbau 3 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34544
Naftogaz infrastructure in Ukraine. (Naftogaz Ukrainy)

New Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk presented his new cabinet of ministers on Friday, just over two weeks before the gas transit negotiations between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy will resume in Brussels on 16 September.

Honcharuk’s appointment follows the parliamentary elections on 21 July, at which the party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky won a majority.

At the negotiating table in Brussels, Ukraine will most likely be represented by new Foreign Minister Vadym Pristaiko, a career diplomat since 1994 who in...