Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, held in Milan this Friday a meeting with the presence of main European leaders within the Asia-Europe summit ASEM, according to AFP.
The Ukrainian president said after the meeting that there were “concrete progress, but moderate” in the area of gas and on the conflict that both countries live.
“We have agreed on the basic parameters of the gas contract,” Poroshenko said, adding that in the coming hours consultations on finding sources of financing contract on Russian gas imports will continue.
Before the meeting, Putin warned to reduce the supply of natural gas to Europe in the event that Ukraine diverted the flow for internal consumption of pipelines transit through its territory.
Regarding the armed conflict, Poroshenko ensured that all participants at the meeting supported the implementation of the Minsk’s Memorandum of Peace, which includes the holding of elections in areas under rebel control and the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the Ukrainian territory.