MOSCOW June 22 (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM: Quote) said on Tuesday that Ukraine has agreed to increase gas deliveries to Europe to compensate for falling volumes from Belarus.
"Confirmation has already been obtained from Kiev of its readiness to ensure additional deliveries of Russian gas to Europe," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told a briefing.
Belarus moved to cut the transit of Russian gas to Europe on Tuesday in a debt spat with Moscow, while President Alexander Lukashenko said the two countries faced a "gas war", an echo of Russia's 2009 quarrel with Ukraine. [ID:nLDE65L0G3]
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Dmitry Sergeyev)