Opening the Cabinet session, Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych charged Fuel and Energy Ministry to complete negotiations with “Gasprom” on gas supply and price for Ukraine within ten days. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“It is very important issue that restricts us and work from formation of state budget 2008 and program of social-economic development,” he said.

Yanukovych reminded that President Viktor Yushchenko expressed position concerning gas price, announced during current negotiations, was “unfavorable” for Ukraine. Yanukovych noted that he supported President’s position.

Yanukovych noted that according to government calculation, gas price must not be higher than USD 150-160 for thousand cubic meters. He informed that after Cabinet session the government would hold consultations on this issue. “I consider we have possibilities to persist in our position taking into consideration price for gas transportation to Ukraine,” he said.


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