Ukraine says Russia gas cut-off could affect Europe

16:46, 23 December 2008
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The head of Ukraine`s state energy company said

It will be difficult to ensure the transit of gas through Ukrainian territory to European customers if Russia cuts supplies to Ukraine, the head of Ukraine`s state energy company was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

"Our reserves are meant to provide specifically for Ukrainian consumers, while transit of European gas also requires the `feeding` of technical gas," Oleh Dubyna told UNIAN news agency.

"Gazprom must supply this gas. Otherwise, we will be unable to maintain pressure at the required level in the system that oversees transit."

Reuters

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