Ukraine and Russia said they will hold further European Union-mediated talks on supplying Europe with Russian gas, in a key first step toward renewing Ukraine’s gas transit contract that expires at the end of next year. F European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, who chaired a three-way meeting in Berlin with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, said he hoped talks will continue with separate political and expert rounds every six to eight weeks. The talks have been complicated by a lengthy legal dispute between Russian and Ukraine’s energy companies, resulting in court rulings in February that both must compensate each other. Naftogaz emerged the net winner, however, gaining $2.56 billion from Gazprom. With Russia embroiled in conflict with Kiev over […]