Ukraine and Russia plan to sign gas contracts

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Ukraine and Russia on Monday will sign documents on conditions of supply of the Russian natural gas to Ukraine and about conditions of its transit to the countries of Europe.

As reported the UNIAN in Management on communications with mass media of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ukraine, it was declared by the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia TYMOSHENKO during joint approach together with the prime minister - the minister of the Russian Federation to the press following the results of negotiations which 5 hours lasted. "Deysvitelno, negotiations were hard, but we came to the consent, allowing to sign all necessary documents", - emphasized with Yu. Tymoshenko.

The prime minister - the minister reported that following the results of negotiations the assignment to the management of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy is given and to "Gazprom" till Monday to prepare all necessary documents and to issue them according to the reached agreements.

The head of the Ukrainian government assured that right after signing of the specified documents gas transit to the countries of Europe will be resumed. "After signing of all documents on transit of gas all streams of transit of gas to Europe, all supply of gas to Europe will be renewed", - marked out Yu. Tymoshenko.

In turn the head of the government of the Russian Federation Vladimir PUTIN declared that during negotiations the agreement of is reached that Ukraine and Russia in questions of supply of gas pass to the European formula of pricing. He also reported that the parties agreed that Ukraine will receive a 20-percentage discount for natural gas on condition of preservation of a tariff of pumping of the Russian gas for the European consumers in 2009 at the price of 2008. The prime minister - the minister of Russia noticed that since January, 2010 Ukraine and Russia completely will pass to pricing of tariffs of pumping of gas in full accordance with the European standards.

"Soon transit, and the Ukrainian party I assured us of it, it will be renewed", - V. Putin noted.


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