PMs of Ukraine and Russia to negotiate on gas issue

Oil&Gas Materials 15 January 2009 13:03 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine, Kiev, Jan. 15 / Trend , Z.Novsvitskiy/

Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Russia Yulia Tymoshchenko and Vladimir Putin agreed to hold negotiations on a gas issue in Moscow on Jan. 17.

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers reported that two premiers reached agreement on this matter during a telephone conversation in early morning on Jan. 15.

The prime ministers' conversation focused on eliminating all problems on a gas issue. The prime ministers of Ukraine and Russia discussed conditions to begin transit of the Russian natural gas to the European Union (EU) countries.

Tymoshchenko sent an urgent telegram to Putin and guaranteed that the whole volume of the Russian natural gas will be delivered to the EU countries via the Ukrainian gas transport system with exception of eight percent to be used in work of gas pumping units of the transport system, the Cabinet of Ministers said.

In this telegram the Ukrainian government guarantees the Russian government to pay for natural gas to be used due to technical demand after fixing prices of the Russian natural gas for Ukraine.

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