It isreported by Interfax-Ukraine.
"There was a memorandum between the companiesNaftogaz of Ukraine and Turkmengaz on expanding cooperation in theoil and gas field, and this means the resumption of gas supplies toour country and Europe, and exploration in Turkmenistan,"Stavitskyy told reporters on Wednesday inAshgabat.
Responding to the question, how can the supplybe restored, considering the Russian factor, the Minister repliedthat the answer will be given after examination byexperts.
When asked on what pipeline can the supply ofTurkmen gas can be resumed Stavitskyy said: "We have a pipeline,which is on the northern part of Turkmenistan and through Russia.We discussed this question. We will first reach an agreement withour colleagues from Turkmenistan and then we will go on," hesaid.
Speaking about the timing of the agreements,Stavitskyy noted that in the near future will exchange visits "andwill develop a strategy for the development of theseareas."
He also noted that the issue of volume of gassupplies will be decided later.
In addition, Stavitskyy noted that Ukraine willtake part in public tenders for exploration inTurkmenistan.
The Minister said that Ukraine's participationin exploration will increase the level of trade between the twocountries.