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    The European Union will try to help Ukraine pay for the Russian gas supplies, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said Thursday.

    BRUSSELS, October 23 (RIA Novosti) - The European Union will try to help Ukraine pay for the Russian gas supplies, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said Thursday.

    "I think, we will try to help," Grybauskaite said on the sidelines of the European Summit in Brussels asked about her position on the finical aid to Ukraine.

    "One issue is always crucial for us. That is energy issue, our aspiration to secure Europe's self-sufficiency and decrease its dependence on single energy sources supplier [Gazprom]," Grybauskaite told LRT radio Thursday, commenting on the agenda of the summit.

    The European Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union is held on Thursday and Friday in Brussels.

    At the trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union on October 21 in Brussels the parties agreed on the temporary price for the Russian gas supplies to Ukraine from October 2014 through March 2015 of $385 for 1,000 cubic meters.

    Russia's energy minister has recommended that Ukraine together with the European Commission should search for the financial resources to help the country pre-pay $1.6 billion for November-December gas deliveries.

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