The cabinet approved directives for negotiations with Russia under the terms of supply of gas to Ukraine for 2009 and the subsequent periods. The Minister of Finance Victor Pinzenik reported about it.
According to him, during discussion of directives a number of specifications was brought, and with these remarks of the directive were finally approved by the government.
According to the first deputy head of the Secretariat of the president Alexander Shlapak, during meeting of Cabinet of Ministers he stated a number of remarks to offered directives which were based on National Security and Defense Council recommendations.
"Tymoshenko instructed to consider all remarks. If it and is, we will go to negotiations with a uniform position", - he told, having emphasized that the prime minister repeatedly confirmed need to have a uniform state position for carrying out successful negotiations with Russia on gas.
Shlapak added that after the approval by Cabinet of Ministers of the directive will be transferred to the Secretariat for vising them the president.
"We will look, in what look these directives will arrive to us", - he told, answering a question, whether the president of the directive will sign.
Shlapak didn't specify contents of directives, having noted that it is the closed document.
We will remind that Tymoshenko will visit Russia on October 2 with working visit for negotiations on gas.
During visit meeting of Tymoshenko with the prime minister of Russia Vladimir Putin, and also negotiations of governmental delegations on preparation for the conclusion of the long-term agreement on supply of gas is planned.
Tymoshenko predicts direct supply of natural gas by Russian "Gazprom" to Ukraine since 2009, thereby having excluded from the scheme of deliveries the Rosukrenergo company, exclusive for today the supplier of gas to Ukraine.