Russia, Ukraine Gas War

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    Jan. 17: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, right, are seen during their meeting in Moscow. A Kremlin conference Saturday on the gas crisis gripping Europe failed to bring an agreement to restore supplies of Russian natural gas via Ukraine.

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    Jan. 17: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gestures as speaks to the media after the meeting on European gas crisis in Moscow. Ukrainian, Russian and European officials held talks in Moscow on Saturday in an effort to restore Russian natural gas supplies to Europe after an 11-day disruption of deliveries piped across Ukraine.

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    Jan. 16: A woman walks past a gas metering point in Chisinau, Moldova. Ten days into a natural gas shortage that has left over 15 European nations scrambling for alternative sources of energy, Russia and Ukraine are still deeply divided over what price Ukraine should pay for gas this year. With no solution, no Russian gas was heading to Europe over Ukrainian pipelines.

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    Jan. 16: A man walks through the fog in Chisinau, Moldova. Ten days into a natural gas shortage that has left over 15 European nations scrambling for alternative sources of energy, Russia and Ukraine are still deeply divided over what price Ukraine should pay for gas this year. With no solution, no Russian gas was heading to Europe over Ukrainian pipelines.

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    Jan. 7: A shepherd leans on his stick next to an oil extraction facility in Baicoi, Romania. The second pipe bringing Russian gas to Romania through Ukraine was turned off.

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    Jan. 7: One of the main city heating plants is seen in Bucharest Romania. The second pipe bringing Russian gas to Romania through Ukraine was turned off.

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    Jan. 7: A man whose home is powered by the 'Druzhba' thermal power station looks at the station from his bedroom window in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Bulgaria's energy ministry says Russian gas supplies to Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia have been suspended.

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    Jan. 7: A natural gas pumping station in Rembelszczyzna, is blanketed in snow near Warsaw, Poland. Poland's gas authorities said that gas deliveries to Poland via Ukraine had come to a halt amid a pricing dispute between Ukraine and Russia.

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    Jan. 7: A man pushes his bike in Bucharest, Romania, past one of the main heating plants of the city. The second pipeline bringing Russian gas to Romania through Ukraine was turned off.

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    Jan. 7: Turkish technicians walk at the Silivri natural gas storage facility in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey.

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    Jan. 7: A Turkish technician checks the valves at a natural gas storage facility in Silivri, near Istanbul. Five European countries and Turkey are suffering from a shutoff of natural gas flowing through pipelines from Russia via Ukraine, while others face shortages.

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    Jan. 7: An engineer of the E.ON Natural Gas Storage Company checks the pressure in the pipeline pumping natural gas out of the underground storage near the Ukrainian border in Hajduszoboszlo.

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    Jan. 7: An engineer of the E.ON Natural Gas Storage Company checks the pipeline pumping natural gas out of the underground storage near the Ukrainian border in Hajduszoboszlo.

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    Jan. 7: Engineer of the E.ON Natural Gas Storage Company checks the pressure in the pipeline pumping natural gas out of the underground storage near the Ukrainian border in Hajduszoboszlo.

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    Jan. 7: President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso gestures during a press conference after meeting between the Government of the Czech Republic with the European Commission in Prague, Czech Republic.

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    Jan. 7: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin looks on during his meeting with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, not seen, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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    Jan. 6: A gauge indicates the gas pressure while an employee of the Hungarian Mol Natural Gas Transporting Corp. checks the pressure in the pipeline.

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    File: A tanker is docked at the Marmara Ereglisi LNG, liquefied natural gas, import terminal near the western Turkish city of Tekirday. Turkey's Energy minister Hilmi Guler said Russian gas supplies to Turkey via Europe have completely stopped.

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    Jan. 6: An employee of the Hungarian Mol Natural Gas Transporting Corp. checks the pressure in the pipeline forwarding Russian natural gas from Ukraine at the gas receiving station in Vecses, Hungary. Ukraine and Russia will hold new talks to end their bitter natural gas dispute that has cut off Russian gas to six other countries, the head of Ukraine's gas company said Tuesday.

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    Jan. 6: Oleh Dubyna, the head of Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz, speaks during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Turkey, Romania, Greece and other Balkan nations reported a complete shut off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine Tuesday, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.

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    Jan. 6: A street sign points towards the factory of E.ON Ruhrgas company in Waidhaus, southern Germany. Ukraine and Russia are locked in a dispute over pricing and overdue payments, and Russia cut Ukraine off on Jan. 1 but had promised to keep gas moving to Europe. The energy dispute sharply escalated Tuesday when countries on the other end of the pipeline network running from Russian through Ukraine reported a complete shutoff.

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    Jan. 6: A Ukrainian worker prepares to load gas containers at a gas station in the town of Brovary that works with small consumers such as householders, 12.5 miles northwest of Kiev, Ukraine. Turkey, Romania, Greece and other Balkan nations reported a complete shut off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine Tuesday.

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