Russia says EU tells it Kiev declaration non-binding
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, representing the EU presidency, told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Ukrainian additions to a gas monitoring agreement were non-binding, a Putin spokesman said on Sunday.
"Ukraine's declaration is not part of the (main) protocol and only represents the opinion of the Ukrainian side," a spokesman quoted Topolanek as telling Putin during a telephone conversation. He said Putin had asked Topolanek to send Russia a protocol on monitors, meant to guarantee resumption of Russian gas flows to Europe, without any additions and declarations.
(Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov; editing by Tim Pearce)
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