The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine published extremely rigid message for the press.
We provide its text completely:
"Yesterday's conclusions of experts and the statement of the EU commissioner A.Pibalgs that the option of a route of the Russian gas offered by Gazprom is technologically impossible, placed points in a question who has to bear responsibility for the gas supply termination to the European consumers.
EU wasn't succeeded to turn Russia into the political tool of pressure upon Ukraine.
However, now not time to look for responsible. Now time to solve a problem from which all Europe including Ukraine suffers. Unfortunately, in the circumstances Gazprom behaves, as the rowdy who is filling up EU with slanders, rolling up sleeves and to look for a compromise. There are all signs of a gas agony of the Russian side, judging by statements of their representatives. Therefore the only compromise solution, and it is realized by Ukraine and EU, consists in the immediate conclusion of the interim technical agreement on transit of the Russian gas in EU.
We sympathize with financial difficulties which Gazprom meets, and, despite of offenses of the last weeks, are ready to look for the compromise solution which would allow all parties to leave from power a swagger - the posh. However, we are also convinced that on a way of slanders and a political hysterics the compromise won't be found".