EU trying to coordinate response to Ukraine-Russia 'gas war'
The European Union leaders are trying to do their best in order to give a solid response to the recent Russian gas cutoffs to Ukraine.
World Bulletin / News Desk
The European Union leaders are trying to do their best in order to give a solid response to the recent Russian gas cutoffs to Ukraine, but without undermining their unity in the face of Moscow, Le Monde said.
As the gas crisis between Ukraine and Russia started, some East European members of the EU started to complain about it since the gas flow to their countries dropped. Those members consider it to be a political issue, whereas big members such as Germany, France and Italy display a calm approach towards the issue.
They fear the politicization of the problem and care about the energy dependence to Russia. An EU official told the press that Russians are seeking to test Czech Republic and its presidency, because they are the most Atlanticist of the Union.
Ukrainian and Russian officials are visiting European capitals in order to convince them of their good faith.
On the other side, European commission is planning to send a mission of experts to Kiev and Moscow.
All 27 members of the EU want the interrupted negotiations to resume between Ukraine and Russia and hope the conflict would be resolved until Orthodox Christmas on January 7.
They call for both sides to commit to their agreements that they will ensure gas delivery to the West of the continent. Last Mod: 06 Ocak 2009, 16:01