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Russia-Ukraine gas talks to resume Sunday after no progress

Published on Jun 15, 2014 6:28 AM
EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger speaks to the media prior to a round of talks with Russian Gazprom company and Ukraine's energy minister, in Kiev on June 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine and Russia failed to reach agreement on Saturday in talks aimed at averting a halt in Russian gas supplies, but the two sides will meet again Sunday, Kiev’s energy minister said.

“No solution was found, and the negotiations will continue Sunday morning,” Mr Yuriy Prodan told journalists after about two hours of EU-brokered talks in the Ukrainian capital.

The decision to resume negotiations Sunday was made at the suggestion of EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, who also attended the talks, according to Prodan.

Mr Oettinger told journalists that Sunday’s talks would begin by 9:30 am (0630 GMT).

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