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Russia's Gazprom preparing for talks to avert supply cuts to Ukraine

Published on Jun 14, 2014 5:48 PM
 
A picture taken on May 21, 2014 shows a gas metering station near the Chaslivci village, not far from western Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod. Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom is preparing for gas talks with Ukraine, a spokesman for the company told Reuters on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in an attempt to avert gas supply cuts and possible flow disruption to Europe. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom is preparing for gas talks with Ukraine, a spokesman for the company told Reuters on Saturday, in an attempt to avert gas supply cuts and possible flow disruption to Europe.

"We are ready to seek compromise, but it is useless to put pressure on us," Gazprom's Sergei Kupriyanov said.

He added that the company is preparing for another round of talks in Kiev.

Previous talks between Russia and Ukraine, brokered by the European Commission, have ended without a firm agreement.

 
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