MOSCOW, July 23 Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri
Prodan said on Wednesday reverse gas flows from the European
Union to Ukraine had fallen because of threats by Russian gas
"Reverse gas supplies are reduced at present. This is linked
to certain actions by Gazprom," Prodan told reporters, adding
Ukraine first saw the decrease two weeks ago.
"You heard the threats Gazprom made to European energy
companies that this reverse is illegal."
He said reverse supplies stood at 7 million cubic metres
daily on Wednesday versus a possible 18 million.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Gabriela Baczynska,
editing by Elizabeth Piper)