Medvedev says Moscow gas summit was useful

January 18th, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Jan 17 (Xinhua) Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev Saturday said the Moscow summit aimed at ending the gas dispute between Moscow and Kiev was useful.Medvedev told a press conference after the summit that he wanted Russian gas supplies to Europe to resume within the next few days.

The Russian leader expected Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be authorised to represent Ukraine during the negotiations on the gas crisis.

Leaders from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union (EU) gathered here Saturday in an effort to resolve the gas row that has left millions of Europeans without heating in the middle of winter for more than a week.

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