Earlier, the Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Environment, Alexei Orzhel, said that Kiev allows the possibility of importing gas from Russia.
He said that the Ukrainian side could buy gas not only from Gazprom, but also from other suppliers.
“It was meant that European legislation does not restrict access to gas transportation infrastructure,” RIA Novosti quotes Novak’s response to a request to clarify statements about the possibility of Ukraine buying gas not only from Gazprom, but also from other Russian companies.
At the same time, answering the question of how this can be implemented in the conditions of Russian legislation, Novak suggested asking Ukrainian lawmakers “who adopted such legislation”.
He emphasized that in Russia "there is a single exporter, and there are no changes and plans for change here."
On September 19, trilateral gas transit negotiations were held in Brussels with the participation of representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission.
Commenting on the results of the negotiations, Novak noted that they were constructive.
According to him, Ukrainian partners expressed interest in continuing to work from January 1, 2020.
He also said that the Russian side was ready to prove to Ukraine that direct deliveries of Russian gas would be more economical and more efficient for it.