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12. 1. 2009 15:50

Czech EU Presidency welcomes Russian promise on resumption of gas deliveries

The Czech Presidency welcomes the promise of the Russian representatives that gas supply to the EU through Ukraine would resume on Tuesday 13 January morning.

The promise was given following the signature by all parties of the agreement on monitoring of the transit route for Russian gas, in Brussels on Monday 12 January. “The signing of the Terms of reference by all sides and with no reservations fulfilled the conditions for a prompt renewal of the flow of gas into the EU. After signing the agreement, the Russian side promised us that it will reopen the taps, if there are no obstacles, on Tuesday at 08:00 Central European Time” said Martin Říman, Czech industry and trade minister, before chairing an extraordinary Energy Council in Brussels. contacts: Tomáš Bartovský, spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic tel.: +420 224 853 311, GSM: +420 602 508 328; Radek Honzák, spokesman - Coreper I, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU tel.: +32 221 39 245, GSM: +32 475 734 018; e-mail:

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