President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko believes that the situation in the energy sphere of Ukraine threatens the Ukrainian statehood, the President said opening a session of the National Security and Defense Council on Tuesday.

According to him, the NSDC session should consider the issue of guaranteeing the energy security of Ukraine, which is equal to the issue of Ukraine’s independence and statehood.

Yushchenko also stressed that Premier Tymoshenko did not have a granted permission for making gas deals with Russia. 

“There was no corresponding permission, as the government did not support such development of events and agreemetns at its session,” Yushchenko said.

The President hopes that the temporary investigation commission of the parliament will be able to clarify the situation regarding Moscow gas deals.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko also takes part in the NSDC session. 

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