Ukraine wont send gas to Europe, blames Russia

14:36, 14 January 2009
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Russia opened a tap to...

The head of Ukraine`s gas company says it will not resume deliveries of Russian gas to Europe on Wednesday and blames conditions set by Russia`s Gazprom, according to AP via Yahoo!.

Russia opened a tap to Ukraine on Tuesday, raising hopes supplies to Europe would be restored nearly a week after they were halted.

But Ukraine`s gas company Naftogaz did not deliver the gas to Europe, saying Gazprom demanded it use a route that was technically arduous and would force it to halt supplies to a large swath of its own territory.

Naftogaz head Oleh Dubina said Gazprom made a similar request Wednesday. He said Naftogaz will not agree to halt supplies to Ukrainian consumers.

The politically charged dispute has dramatically lowered supplies to Europe and angered the European Union.

 

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