Russia and Ukraine held bilateral gas negotiations in Vienna on 28 November, Russian media have reported quoting the country's Energy Ministry.
Participants in the talks included Russia's Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak, Gazprom board chairman Aleksey Miller, Ukraine's Energy and Environmental Protection Minister Oleksiy Orzhel, the management of Naftogaz Ukrayiny and Ukrainian Gas Transport System Operator Ltd.
"The sides discussed Russian-Ukrainian gas cooperation: the settlement of mutual claims regarding the implementation of contracts, terms of Russian gas transit to Europe after 2020, prospects for direct purchase of Russian gas for customers in Ukraine," the Russian media said.
The sides agreed to intensify bilateral joint efforts in the coming days.
Yesterday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said that there were no separate talks on direct Russian gas supplies.