One of the purposes of campaign for discredit of Ukraine as transitor of gas is attempt to change property of GTS of Ukraine. The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko declared it on a press - conferences, the correspondent of RBC - Ukraine reports.
The president noted that any offers are unacceptable for Ukraine from the Russian Federation concerning change of form of ownership of GTS. It added that change of form of ownership of Belarus led to that 50% of the property rights for GTS don't belong to the Belarusian people. Also Yushchenko added that efforts for preservation of the Ukrainian GTS in state ownership - "it is one of fight methods for our sovereignty and independence". Yushchenko also added that political gas price means partial loss of the sovereignty and is inadmissible.
We will remind, in 2007 in Belarus on the basis of GTS the joint-stock company which controlling stake was transferred to "Gazprom" was created.
Among other purposes of campaign for discredit of Ukraine from the Russian Federation the president called attempt to worsen internal political life in the state, in particular in east Ukraine. The president also considers that the Russian Federation is engaged in demagogy to create "a political curtain for formation of the bent opinion concerning non-compliance with our obligations".
One more purpose of the Russian Federation Victor Yushchenko called activization attempt "rather unpromising project of the Nord Stream".
Yushchenko also declared that the coefficient of reliability of the Ukrainian GTS equals 1,8 that approximately equals reliability of GTS of Europe and is twice higher than reliability of GTS in the Russian Federation.
We will remind also that on today's a press - conferences Victor Yushchenko I rejected all charges in failure of negotiations of "Naftogaz" and "Gazprom". According to him, it also didn't instruct the prime minister - to the minister Yulia Timoshenko concerning nonparticipation in "gas" negotiations on December 31, 2008.
Besides, Victor Yushchenko refuted statements that he and his family are related to gas schemes in the Ukrainian market.
The acceptable price of the Russian gas for Ukraine is 205-210 dollars
, the Ukrainian president considers.