In 2010 Ukraine plans to purchase 32 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko told a briefing Monday.

“We will suggest 32 billion cubic meters of gas the following year for Ukraine,” Tymoshenko noted. She reminded that the previous year Ukraine had consumed 52 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas. According to her, shortening in consumption of gas implies “that Ukraine is replacing gas with other kinds of energy sources”.

The Head of Government informed that within the nearest time the head of Naftogaz would visit the Russian Federation in order to implement a respective order.

“Nothing can hamper Ukraine to submit a smaller order according to the current contracts and it won’t be followed by any fines for 2010. We can apply for 27 billion or 26 billion, depending on calculations of the Economics Ministry of Ukraine,” the Prime Minister stressed.

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