The European Union calls on Russia and Ukraine to prevent any gas conflict in the future. The EU also states that some of Russia's initiatives concerning a new legal framework for cooperation in the energy sector deserve Brussels' attention.
“We ask Russia and Ukraine to do everything possible to prevent such crises,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said at the conference after the Russia-EU summit in Khabarovsk on Friday.
According to him, that is why the EU proposes to develop an early warning mechanism, in which political will plays an important role.
As to the Russia’s initiatives in energy sphere, Barroso said that some of the ideas announced by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev deserve the EU's attention during a revision of the Energy Charter Treaty, in which, the European Commission president believes, Russia is ready to participate.
President Dmitriy Medvedev proposes the EU partners to help Ukraine to attract syndicated credit for provision of gas supplies.
As ForUm reported earlier, Dmitriy Medvedev states that Russia has many doubts in possibility of Ukraine to pay for supplied gas.
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