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Frustrated European Union leaders lashed out Wednesday at Russian and Ukrainian energy companies whose dispute over natural gas has stopped supplies to Europe for the past week.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso called it a "brutal stoppage of gas supplies" and said it needs to be resolved "urgently."

"The lack of supply of gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine is, in short, both unacceptable and incredible," Barroso told reporters. "Russia and Ukraine are showing that they are incapable of delivering on their commitments to some European Union member states." Read full article »

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