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Merkel asks EU to help Ukraine with paying for gas

The Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel called on the EU to help Ukraine to pay for Russian gas supplies.

Merkel asks EU to help Ukraine with paying for gas

It is reported by DW.

"We need to provide some sort of bridge financing," she said Friday morning after the first day of the EU summit in Brussels.

According to Merkel, it is necessary to provide funding of gas supplies for the period from November to February, since in February, Ukraine will receive new aid package from the International Monetary Fund's, involving the European Union.

The Chancellor said that during the negotiations with the EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Russia and Ukraine, which will be held on October 29 there will be discussed various concepts of such bridge financing.