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Russia-Ukraine gas row

EU welcomes gas resumption, vows to strengthen energy security

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday welcomed the resumption of gas supplies from Russia via Ukraine to Europe but vowed to strengthen energy security to prevent another gas crisis in the future. Full story

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EU on Russia-Ukraine crisis

Russia will reduce its gas export that was pumped through pipelines stretching over Ukraine to Western Europe countries, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

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EU welcomes gas resumption, vows to strengthen energy security

2009-01-19 17:28:24 GMT Xinhua English BRUSSELS, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday welcomed the resumption of gas supplies from Russia via Ukraine to Europe but vowed to strengthen energy security to prevent another gas crisis in the future.

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