Russia is ready to restore gas deliveries to Ukraine if Kiev pays its energy giant Gazprom $3.1 billion (2.4 billion euros) by late December, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday.
Gazprom is ready to deliver at least five billion cubic metres of gas in the coming months if there is an advance payment, Oettinger said after he met with both countries' energy ministers in Berlin.
Another meeting was planned for late next week in Berlin to endorse the preliminary agreement, which must be approved in Kiev and Moscow, he told a press conference.
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