Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

'Flying coffins' in Ivory Coast and a rich Maltese couple rescuing migrants

Read more

FOCUS

London now the world's most expensive city

Read more

WEB NEWS

USA: Ebola Halloween costumes spark outrage online

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Jokowi: 'A new hope' for Indonesia

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Christophe de Margerie, a jovial and strategic boss

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Exiled family returns to Somaliland

Read more

DEBATE

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

Read more

Medvedev says gas deal is off over handwritten additions

Video by Susana FERREIRA , Siobhán SILKE

Latest update : 2009-01-12

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that the deal to resume gas deliveries to Europe via Ukraine was not valid because handwritten comments had been added to the document.

AFP - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday said an EU-brokered deal aimed at restoring the supply of Russian gas to European consumers via Ukrainian pipelines was off, in a discussion with Moscow's foreign minister shown on television.

Medvedev said Russia objected to a handwritten addition made to the formal agreement by the Ukrainian side.

"I think that those who have signed this document with reservations well understand the legal consequences of their actions," he told Sergei Lavrov.

"As a result, we are obliged to consider the document signed as null and void for us. We will not apply it as long as this reserve is not overturned," he added.

Date created : 2009-01-11

COMMENT(S)