The meeting will likely take place in Moscow.
Ukraine has been in negotiations with Gazprom since 2011 for reducing the gas supply price in 2012. In turn, Gazprom has expressed its concern that Naftogaz Ukrainy has made unilateral announcements about its plans to reduce total gas purchases based on an annual volume of 27 billion cubic meters as stipulated in the gas contract between the Russian and Ukrainian gas monopolies since in January 2009. Naftogaz Ukraine planned to purchase 52 bcm of gas a year starting from 2010.
Ukraine has sharply cut down its selection of gas imports, almost by three times, since the start of the year. Daily selection came to 100 mcm-110 mcm at the end of 2011 but has decreased since the start of January, reaching 33.3 mcm by Jan. 9.