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Ukraine Says Has Enough Gas For Winter Flows

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Ukraine has told the European Commission that it has 25 billion cubic meters of gas in storage, which should be enough to prevent disruptions to flows to Europe this winter, a spokesman has said.

"They are saying they have 25 billion cubic meters in their storage facilities, which again they inform us is sufficient for the winter period," the commission spokesman told reporters. "We can only go on the information the Ukrainians are providing."

Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Union's executive commission, urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on on November 5 to prevent any delays in payments for Russian gas that might affect gas flows to EU citizens.