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Russia refuses to restart gas flow

January 12, 2009|Times Wire Reports

European Union monitors deployed along Ukraine's natural gas pipelines, but Russia refused to restart supplies, saying Kiev voided the deal when it issued a "declaration" to accompany the document.

The European Commission said the declaration could not alter the pact, and Ukraine said it just explained its position.

Ukraine, whose gas was shut off by Russia in a price dispute, denies Moscow's charges that it is siphoning off gas intended for other countries.

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