The European Union in relations with Russia has used the energy factor for political purposes, said the Deputy head of the foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov.
"What we are trying to present as a worsening of relations with the European Union to the Ukrainian events, It is not true. The situation with the European Union, despite the growing trade turnover, which was mentioned, they're included in a more difficult phase ", ? RIA "Novosti" words of Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.
"It was in the political field, It was in the field of energy. Look at the recent decision of the European Union on energy, where Russia places not placed on the solution of energy issues. It shows how the not we and our partners will use energy factors for political purposes ", ? Sacks said at an investment forum in Sochi. In April the European Commission sent a Gazprom official list of complaints during the running in 2012, the European antitrust investigation. The European Commission believes that Gazprom's like sets for different European countries are understated or inflated gas prices. On September 22, Gazprom gave the European Commission proposals in connection with the antitrust proceedings. A formal response to the antitrust complaint Gazprom is obliged to give the European Commission Before 28 September. Prior to that, in the statements of Gazprom said that the period during which a Firm can file a Formal answer, ends September eleven. At the end of summer in the information Department of Gazprom said that now the final deadline for submission of this response Assigned to the end of September. In 2013, Gazprom stated that it finds that the proceedings before the European Commission concerning holding an attempt of political pressure to reduce gas prices from Russia.