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N.Sarkozi has refused there will not arrive on the gas summit to Moscow

the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy to be present at the summit of the countries - consumers of the Russian gas at Moscow on January, 17th 2009., have informed in embassy of France in Moscow.
arrival in Moscow president of France on the summit devoted to the decision of the gas conflict, is not provided. We consider that there are enough conditions for carrying out of this summit - have noted in a press - service of the French embassy.
in embassy have reminded that on January, 15th 2009. The European union has made the decision that it does not support idea of carrying out of the summit devoted to the decision of the gas conflict . Renewal of deliveries of gas remains a priority direction, have underlined in a diplomatic mission.
EU prefers, that planned for January, 17th of this year Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine were bilateral with participation of representatives of EU as observers, has underlined on Friday of premieres of Czechia Mirek Topolanek.
At the same time, in the communique of the European commission extended also today, the forthcoming summit is called the best and last chance for settlement of the gas conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
the summit of the European countries - consumers of the Russian gas starts on January, 17th in Moscow. From the all-European management on it there will be the eurocommissioner on power Andris Piebalgs and the minister of the industry and trade of Czechia presiding in EU Martin Riman.
we Will remind that Ukraine since January, 7th 2009. Has blocked transit of the Russian gas to the European consumers through the territory. Gazprom after reached by Russia, the European Union and Ukraine of arrangements assumed to begin trial transit in the morning on January, 13th 2009. With gradual finishing to a usual mode, however the Ukrainian party has not opened an input of the Russian gas in the gas-transport system.
the similar situation develops now. The Ukrainian party declared the various reasons interfering renewal of transportation, including absence of technological gas for these purposes, and also absence of the technical agreement on delivery conditions - gas acceptance on frontier GIS in 2009., which Gazprom considers unessential.
one of points at issue between the parties now is the route of passage of transit gas on territory of Ukraine. Gazprom suggests to transport gas through GIS Sudzha for satisfaction of requirements of the Balkan countries most suffered from - for failure of deliveries, Ukraine - through GIS Valujki and Pisarevka . Besides, the Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has declared that the country guarantees transit if Gazprom renews deliveries in full - at level of 300 million in cubic m.