Kremlin says it’s ready should agreements with European Union and Kiev falter. (UPI Photo/Sergey Starostenko) MOSCOW, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Russia is ready to respond should its Ukrainian or European Union partners renege on trilateral energy agreements, a Kremlin spokesman said Monday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian government is operating under guidelines spelled out last week during trilateral talks in Berlin. “Russia is guided by the agreements reached at the three-party talks, but at the same time is ready to defend its position,” he said. Negotiating partners last week outlined the terms of an interim agreement that sees Ukraine paying the $3.1 billion it owes Russian energy Gazprom. Ukraine, in return, gets a price discount and assurances of adequate winter natural gas supplies. European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said that, with both sides sparring over contracts in international courts, an interim deal is necessary for short-term energy […]