The president of Ukraine Victor YUSHCHENKO declares that on December 31 experts were very close to signing of the contract between "Naftogaz" and "Gazprom", but the policy prevented it.
As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, the President of Ukraine declared it on a press - conferences today.
V. Yushchenko disproved information that he allegedly didn't allow - to the minister Yulia TYMOSHENKO to leave the prime minister for Moscow on December 31. "I am surprised by such comment if you think that someone can force Yulia Vladimirovna in air to return back to Ukraine, you deeply are mistaken", - V. Yushchenko told, having added that according to his data, Yu. Tymoshenko cancelled the visit to Russia, already being in air.
"All the rest that occurred, let Yulia Vladimirovna" make comments, - V. Yushchenko told. He once again emphasized that on December 31 Ukraine and Russia were very close to signing of the gas contract, and as of 16.00 there was only one uncoordinated question which concerned a question of technological gas. "This subject which was close to reality, didn't take place. At whom there emotions handed over why such outcome was 31 numbers, I want to tell you only one, the President of Ukraine has no relation to it", - V. Yushchenko emphasized.
Also V. Yushchenko noted that at the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine at all wasn't need to fly on December 31 to Moscow as experts - "Naftogaz" and "Gazprom" had to sign all gas contracts. "You understand that the prime minister - the minister doesn't sign the agreement, or it is yet clear", - V. Yushchenko told. He also noted, "obviously someone tried here (in gas negotiations - the UNIAN) to introduce a political component".