Ukraine is ready to provide pumping of 16-20 million tons of Azerbaijanian oil through the territory, including transit 12-17 million tons, deputy Energy Minister Serhiy Chekh told the press.

According to him, such volumes were registered in the cooperation agreement on oil transportation via Ukraine between the governments of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The agreement has been submitted for ratification to the parliament.

Chekh specified that the agreement provides for transportation of three million tons of oil within domestic routs, five million in the Eastern direction (Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic) and up to 8-12 million tons to Belarus.

"Within the framework of the agreement our Azerbaijanian partners can negotiate on commercial supplies; one part we will buy for our plants and another part will be sent in transit," the deputy minister said.

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