Yu. Tymoshenko: Ukraine managed to get rid of corruption in the gas sphere

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Ukraine managed to get rid of corruption in the gas sphere. It during meeting of Cabinet of Ministers was declared by the prime minister - the minister of Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko, the correspondent of RBC - Ukraine reports.

The prime minister reminded that last year the government managed "to liquidate" the Ukrgazenergo company which, according to the head of the government, was the monopolist in the domestic gas market of Ukraine.

"In 2009 we cleaned the greatest corruption which was created for the last years from the market, is RosUkrEnergo, and we have the direct agreement between NAK "Naftogaz" and "Gazprom". This direct agreement without gas intermediaries. And I want to emphasize that more there no intermediaries will exist", - the head of the government emphasized.

Yu. Tymoshenko also declared that according to the signed contract gas price for Ukraine is the lowest among all consumers of "Gazprom". According to her, the prices are one natural gas lower only in Belarus. "It is the unique price for Ukraine", - the prime minister - the minister noted, having emphasized that the cost of technical gas for Ukraine is 25% lower, than was in 2007. It reminded that in 2007 the price was at the level of 179 dollars for thousand CBM, and in 2009 it will make 153 dollars. "In Europe the price of technical gas is about 2,9 times higher. I am proud of that Ukraine left this crisis adequately", - the head of the government summarized.

We will note that on January 19 "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz of Ukraine" signed the contract for delivery of gas and its transit for the period from 2009 to 2019

According to Yu. Tymoshenko, failure of negotiations of NAK "Naftogaz" happened on December 30-31, 2008 to "Gazprom" because of the RosUkrEnergo company. "Failure of negotiations was made on December 30-31 by the RosUkrEnergo company through politicians and the high-ranking officials of Ukraine. And when Ukraine discussed gas price of 235-250 (dollars) for 2009, RosUkrEnergo offered the price in 285 dollars and, besides, under it there was all destructive work. That is, as a matter of fact, the Ukrainian corruption at the highest political level destroyed negotiations on December 30-31. And it turned back unpleasant scandal which reached EU", - the prime minister told.

As it was reported, "Gazprom" stopped supply of gas to Europe on January 7, previously having accused Ukraine of fuel theft.

We will remind, on October 2, 2008 prime ministers of the Russian Federation and Ukraine signed меморанд

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