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Gazprom to keep supplying gas for Europe, says Ukraine must send it on

Published on Jun 16, 2014 3:13 PM
 
A worker turns a valve at an underground gas storage facility near Striy in western Ukraine on May 21, 2014. Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Monday, June 16, 2014, it would continue to supply European consumers with gas at "full volume" and Ukraine's state-owned Naftogaz should make sure it transits through the country. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Monday it would continue to supply European consumers with gas at "full volume" and Ukraine's state-owned Naftogaz should make sure it transits through the country.

"The gas for European consumers is being delivered at full volume and Naftogas Ukraine is required to transit it," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told reporters.

Earlier on Monday, a deadline passed for Gazprom and Naftogaz to agree how Ukraine would settle its gas debts and what it would pay for future supplies.

Around 15 per cent of Europe's gas comes from Russia via Ukraine.

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