The Ukraine has once again refused to fulfill the request of the Russian energy monopoly "Gazprom" for the transit of 99,2 M cubic meter of gas, the Russian information agency "Novosti" reported Friday.
Novosti are quoting the spokesperson of the Ukrainian "Naftogaz" Valentin Zemlyansky.
Zemlyansky confirmed that the transit of Russian gas through the Ukrainian territory remains impossible.
"Our answer is the same as the one from yesterday: a technology agreement first, gas transit second," the spokesperson declared.
In the mean time there is growing frustration with both countries among European officials.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is due to meet Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Germany on Friday, warned that Russia could damage its reputation as a reliable energy supplier if the dispute continued.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has further warned Russian and Ukrainian gas companies that they could be sued for failing to meet their obligations.