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EU Won't Mediate In Russia, Ukraine Gas Spat

Law360 (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission will not mediate in a dispute that has threatened Europe's entire gas transit system since New Year's Day, when Russia curbed part of its gas shipments to Europe through Ukraine, accusing the country of stealing gas and not paying its bills.

Although it said it would not act as mediator, the EC was expected to hold a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to address the crisis, which escalated Saturday when Russian energy giant Gazprom announced it would sue Ukrainian state-run gas firm...
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