EU, Russia, Ukraine agree winter gas supply deal

European Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic, pictured in Brussels on July 1, 2015, said Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine under a deal clinched with the European UnionRussia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late Friday with the European Union, capping months of difficult talks overshadowed by the Ukrainian conflict. European Commission vice president for energy, Maros Sefcovic, told a press conference the preliminary deal was a “crucial step” to ensure Ukraine has gas supplies from October through March and that Europe receives onward deliveries.

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