Medvedev explained that gas problems at Ukraine arose from - for declarations on partnership with the USA which he didn't read

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Negotiations of Ukraine and Russia on gas were influenced by signing by Kiev of the declaration on partnership with Washington.

I declared it today on a press - conferences in Brussels the deputy head of board of JSC Gazprom Alexander Medvedev.

"on December 19 the agreement on strategic partnership between Ukraine and the USA was concluded. We have no document, but, according to our information, one of points was devoted to consideration of a question of gas transit", - he told.

The representative of "Gazprom" exclaimed surprise by emergence of this point in the agreement between Ukraine and the USA, having noted that the USA aren't engaged neither production, nor gas transit in Europe.

"The European countries were hardly informed on such remarkable agreement", - A. Medvedev told.

He also noted that this declaration, obviously, and affected seriously a course of negotiations.

Besides, A. Medvedev reported that according to information available for "Gazprom" the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko coordinated commercial conditions of supply of gas to Ukraine in December, however the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko forbade the head of "Naftogaz of Ukraine" Oleg Dubine to sign the contract.


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