EU says patience exhausted on Russia-Ukraine gas dispute

EU's patience has been exhausted as Russia and Ukraine quarrel over natural gas supplies, Czech PM.

EU says patience exhausted on Russia-Ukraine gas dispute

The European Union's patience has been exhausted as Russia and Ukraine quarrel over natural gas supplies, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said on Friday.

He said after meeting Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico that the EU preferred planned Saturday talks between Russia and Ukraine to be bilateral with the EU as an observer, without the participation of other states because that could split the union.

"We prefer a common approach, and have of course promises from our colleagues that they respect that," Topolanek said.

Reuters
Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2009, 12:00
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