Ukraine promises to deliver Russian gas supplies to Europe

Ukraine promises to deliver Russian gas supplies to Europe
# 10 October 2011 19:46 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych promised Monday that his country will fulfill its obligations to transport Russian gas to European consumers, the presidential press service reported, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"We are ready for the winter. We have pumped more than 20 billion cubic meters of gas into underground storage and this resource will enable us to provide the necessary amount of gas to European consumers," the press service quoted Yanukovych as saying.

The president assured Europeans that Ukraine remains a reliable partner for Europe and Russia. He added that supplying European consumers with blue fuel is a joint deal between Kiev and Moscow.

Yanukovych underlined that Ukraine and Russia have an equal relationship and that Kiev wants to build strategic relations with Moscow and resume good-neighborly relations.

Ukraine has complained that Russia’s gas prices are too high and demanded that Russia revise a long-term natural gas contract the two sides signed in 2009.

Europeans are afraid that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia may lead to disruptions of Russia’s gas supplies to Europe.
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