According to him, Russia "cannot guarantee" uninterrupted gas supply to Europe in the context of its re-export to Ukraine. "The concluded agreements do not stipulate for re-export. We hope that our European partners will adhere to the terms of the contracts. We can ensure an uninterrupted supply of gas to European consumers only on this basis," Novak said on the eve of the next round of gas negotiations between Russia and Ukraine through the mediation of the European Commission.
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The talks, during which Russian gas supplies to Ukraine will be discussed, will be held on September 26 in Berlin, Germany. The meeting of Moscow and Kyiv representatives will be coordinated by European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger.