Russia says Ukraine gas talks preliminarily agreed for September 26
Russian President Vladimir Putin said talks with his Ukrainian counterpart on ending separatist fighting that's killed more than 2,000 people were "positive" as the parties began discussions on a political resolution.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Russia, Ukraine and the European Union had preliminarily agreed to hold new talks on resolving a gas-pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine on Sept. 26, Russian news agencies reported on Friday.
"We are preliminarily discussing three-party talks for Sept. 26," Novak told journalists in Sochi, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Novak said Russia, Ukraine and the European Union were happy with the date, according to Interfax.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth Piper)