Ukraine last cut, the fourth pipeline (in Sudzhe), which receives gas transit to Europe. Thus, the European partners do not receive Russian gas coming to Ukraine for the transit, and Russia as a result of gas energy in Ukraine. On Tuesday, completely stopped the supply of Russian gas through Ukraine to Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Have been severely disrupted supplies to Italy and France. On Wednesday, for the complete cessation of deliveries of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory claimed a further six countries - Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Slovenia.
This happened after the Gazprom gas supplies Ukraine canceled due to lack of a contract for 2009, and refused to compensate the selected Ukraine gas destined for export to third countries.
Russia hopes that the EU countries to adequately respond to the situation with the supply of gas through Ukraine, which has stopped the transit of Russian "blue fuel" to Europe. Ukraine stealing gas, wants to force Russia to give it gas is practically free.
On the morning of January 7, the transit of gas to Europe through Ukrainian territory is not being implemented. In Moscow, explain this by saying that Ukrainian authorities have blocked all 4 of the pipeline, making it difficult to explain such behavior of Kiev. In turn, representatives of "Naftogaz" allege that the termination of deliveries to blame Russia, which ceased to transit through the territory of the republic. In Kiev, while flatly refuted the statements of Russian officials that the last week of Ukraine stole from the transit tube over 86 million cubic meters. m. of gas. The facts of theft of Russian gas, Ukraine's record of independent, international company SGS. The resumption of talks in Moscow and Kiev on gas deliveries to Ukraine and transit of "blue fuel" to Europe tomorrow to be on 8 January.