March 18, 2015 / 9:54 AM / in 3 years

EU confirms March 20 for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

A worker walks past pump jacks on an oil field owned by Bashneft company near the village of Nikolo-Berezovka, northwest from Ufa, Bashkortostan, January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission confirmed on Wednesday that Brussels would host talks on Friday with Ukraine and Russian officials to discuss Russian gas supplies to Ukraine.

A temporary agreement, called the winter package and brokered by the EU last year, expires at the end of March.

Reporting By Barbara Lewis, writing by Philip Blenkinsop

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