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 Merkel: Crisis in Ukraine Need to Be Solved Quickly for Europe to Spend Winter With Gas

The crisis in Ukraine should be resolved through diplomatic means only.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this during the visit to Slovakia, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

She also stressed that it is necessary to make every effort to quickly finish "gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and the European Union so that we are provided with gas in winter."

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It is the Slovak gas company SPP which registers short delivery of gas from Russia for the second month in a row.

According to the Office of Slovak President Andrej Kiska, the parties agreed during German-Slovak negotiations that "the EU's key issues should be voiced unanimously" and to adhere to the adopted rules of cooperation.

Andrej Kiska added that Slovakia approves "all the steps of the European Union concerning support and assistance to Ukraine."

Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico believes that the supply of gas "should not be a tool in the political struggle on the part of the supplier." "Bringing out of peace and stability in Ukraine should lead to a stable supply of natural gas to Europe," Fico said.

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At the same time he added that he would like to see more action from Ukraine. "Sometimes I think that Ukraine tends someone else to solve all its problems but not to do it on its own," the Slovak Prime Minister says.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n308038