"There is political partnership or the market. Let's choose ... If the market, there will certainly be price discrimination. If Ukraine wants profitable (gas) relations with Russia, perhaps it needs to join the Customs Union," he said, speaking at the YES 9th annual meeting on Saturday.
According to him, the decline in gas prices would mean a loss of the Gazprom, which in the case of the Customs Union are compensated by other benefits.
In turn, the former state secretary of the USA Condoleezza Rice questioned the independence of the Gazprom, as it is the public company. She reminded that it was the President of Russia, who announced the termination of supply in the recent gas conflict between Kyiv and Moscow, not the head of the Gazprom. "This is the case, when we see how the price is determined by the market or politics in the most aggressive form," Rice said.
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