Gazprom decided to hold the ground

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At the central office of JSC Gazprom meeting of Board of directors which took into consideration information on a condition of calculations and prospects of relationship of JSC Gazprom and managing subjects of Ukraine in the gas sphere took place.

About this UNIAN reported in JSC Gazprom information directorate.

In the message it is noted that the Board of directors charged to Board of the company to continue work directed on full repayment by the Ukrainian party of available debt, signing of new contracts for delivery of gas in 2009 and providing guarantees of timely payment for the put gas in the future.

Board members especially emphasized that "Gazprom" will fulfill in full the obligations to the European consumers of gas.

The question of a condition of contractual campaign for ensuring implementation of the investment program of JSC Gazprom for 2009 is postponed for the following meeting.

UNIAN reference. On October 2, 2008 during a meeting of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir PUTIN and the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia TYMOSHENKO was signed the Memorandum of cooperation in the gas sphere. One of key provisions of the document is possibility of transition to the direct long-term relations between JSC Gazprom and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy since January 1, 2009. Thus "Gazprom" keeps opportunity to sell directly to end users of Ukraine of 7,5 billion cubic meters of gas a year. Intention of stage-by-stage transition to market, economically reasonable and mutually agreed gas prices for Ukraine, and also tariffs for transit of gas on its territory is supported by the document.

Condition of implementation of provisions of the Memorandum is full repayment of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy of all available debt for the put gas.

For the last month some rounds of negotiations of JSC Gazprom and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy during which various options of repayment of a debt were considered, including the offer of "Gazprom" to carry out clearing of the Ukrainian debt in the form of advance payment for transit of the Russian gas across the territory of Ukraine took place.


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