EU won't be mediator in Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Topolanek

European Union president urged both sides to reach an agreement soon.

EU won't be mediator in Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Topolanek

European Union president the Czech Republic said on Saturday it did not intend to become a participant or mediator in gas contract disputes between Russia and Ukraine, but urged both sides to reach an agreement soon.

Speaking after meeting a representative of Russia's Gazprom , Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra said both sides' commitments to consumers should be met during the dispute.

Vondra said complications could arise if the dispute dragged on, but added the EU had sufficient reserves for now.

Reuters
Last Mod: 04 Ocak 2009, 11:11
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