Russian leader: gas can only flow once deal signed

Business Materials 9 January 2009 15:22 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday he wants a quick resumption of gas flows via Ukraine to Europe, but that only be done once the necessary agreement is signed, Interfax news agency reported.

"Naturally, we want gas transit to restart as quickly as possible. But nevertheless ... all these actions can be taken only after the signing of the document," Interfax quoted Medvedev as telling Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.