In Moscow negotiations on gas

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In Moscow in the House of the government negotiations on a gas problem between delegations of Russia and Ukraine began. After mutual greetings Vladimir Putin invited Yulia Timoshenko in a meeting room. "We at first will talk", - the prime minister - the minister of Russia told, reports "Interfax".

About results of negotiations information didn't arrive. After a meeting the prime minister - ministers of Russia and Ukraine left for the Kremlin for participation in the gas summit. The agency specifies that Putin and Tymoshenko will continue conversation in the White house after return from the Kremlin.

As it was reported earlier, Yulia Timoshenko sent to the Russian prime minister the telegram in which guaranteed uninterrupted transit of all Russian gas which will be downloaded in the Ukrainian GTS, except for 8 percent of technological gas which is necessary for work of the gas-distributing equipment.

The day before in Berlin Vladimir Putin declared that on the first quarter 2009 the cost of technological gas makes 730 million dollars. On one of options this gas will get at "Gazprom" the international consortium of the European companies - recipients of gas which, however, just should be created.

At the same time in the government of Ukraine hoped that Putin and Tymoshenko's personal meeting will return both parties to implementation of the memorandum of gas cooperation which both prime minister - the minister signed in the fall of 2008.

The memorandum signed on October 2 provided a stage-by-stage three-year transition period during which gas prices for Ukraine will be gradually raised to the European.


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