Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday he believed a deal was possible "reasonably fast" on a consortium of European gas firms which could provide gas to Ukraine and get pipelines to Europe working again.
"We propose to share risks and create something like a consortium, invest money in it and supply the technical gas. I think this can be done reasonably fast," Putin said at the start of a meeting with European gas firms in Berlin.
Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Italian energy giant Eni SpA
Reuters Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2009, 12:00