Ukraine insists on attraction to gas negotiations with Russia of the European Union as third party.
It was declared by the head of board of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy Oleg Dubina at a briefing after a meeting with European Commission representatives on Tuesday in Kiev, reports UNIAN.
"We addressed to representatives of EU to become between us and Russia", - he told.
"We will guarantee that gas will reach Europe, but we won't allow collapse", - assured also the Cudgel.
In turn, the first deputy head of the secretariat of president of Ukraine Alexander Shlapak noted that the Ukrainian party didn't receive any messages from the Russian side about reduction of volumes of supply of the gas intended for transit to Europe.
"Any changes of deliveries demand the prevention in 36 hours... We have no message, with us play a cat and mouse. If it is policy - it is necessary to declare it publicly", - Shlapak told.
At the same time, during negotiations with the European delegation in the secretariat of the president on Tuesday he noted that Ukraine lays hopes on a meeting on January 9 in Brussels where planned meeting of gas coordination group of the European experts will take place.
"We will be able together with the Russian colleagues, in the presence of the European Commission, to discuss a situation and, I have hope, to find of it a way out", - Shlapak who quotes toldpress - service of the president