Two Turkish ministers to visit Russia over gas dispute

On January 6, Guler announced that the flow of natural gas from the western line of Russia to Turkey via Ukraine completely stopped.

Two Turkish ministers to visit Russia over gas dispute

Two Turkish ministers will go to Russia on Saturday to solve natural gas dispute.

Turkey's Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler and State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Nazim Ekren will travel to the Russian capital of Moscow on Saturday to contribute to solution of the natural gas supply problem.

Upon an invitation of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev, leaders and representatives of natural gas consuming European countries will meet in Moscow on Saturday to resolve the natural gas crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

Guler paid a two-day visit to the Russian capital of Moscow as the guest of Russian Energy Minister Sergey Ivanovich Shmatko, and returned to Turkey on Thursday.

On January 6, Guler announced that the flow of natural gas from the western line of Russia to Turkey via Ukraine completely stopped.

Russia's Natural Gas monopoly, Gazprom cut the natural gas flow to Ukraine at the beginning of this year after dispute with this country over natural gas prices.

Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, which receive their natural gas over Ukraine had announced there was decline in the flow of natural gas through their
pipelines.

Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom resumed some gas supplies, Ukraine did not send the gas on to Europe.

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