BERLIN Jan 6 Ukraine blocked three key gas
pipelines to Europe last night which means Russia's Gazprom
(GAZP.MM) cannot deliver gas to European nations, the company's
Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev said on Tuesday.
He also said Gazprom would try to use alternative delivery
routes to avoid a crisis and he did not see Ukraine returning to
the negotiating table for now.
He spoke to reporters after meeting German Economy Minister
Russian gas supplies via Ukraine to south-eastern Europe and
Turkey were halted on Tuesday and Austria and the Czech Republic
reported sharp falls in supplies in a deepening row between
Moscow and Kiev.
(Reporting by Dave Graham and Noah Barkin)