|18 November, 2019

Gazprom proposes 1-year gas deal with Ukraine

The current deal on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and its transit via the country to Europe expires on Dec. 31.

MOSCOW- Gazprom has sent a formal letter to Ukraine proposing either to extend a current gas deal or sign a new one-year agreement, the Russian gas exporter said on Monday .

It also said that it had offered to drop legal claims and counter-claims by both Ukraine and Russia as a pre-condition for the deal.

The current deal on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and its transit via the country to Europe expires on Dec. 31.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Jason Neely) ((vladimir.soldatkin@reuters.com; +7 495 775 12 42;))

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