Τρίτη, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2009

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Tymoshenko, left, and Putin agreed a deal ending the gas price dispute between their countries [EPA]

Gazprom, the Russian gas export monopoly, has resumed gas deliveries to Europe through Ukraine, nearly two weeks after deliveries were halted.

Boris Sapozhnikov, a Gazprom spokesman, said that the gas flow was restarted around 1030am (0730 GMT) on Tuesday.

Officials say it could take 36 hours for gas to reach consumers in Europe.

The resumption came a day after Russia and Ukraine signed a 10-year deal ending their dispute of pricing.

Russia cut gas shipments to Ukraine on January 1, after a dispute over prices stalled the renewal of a gas agreement between the countries.

Russia then halted all gas shipments to Europe via Ukraine on January 7, alleging that Ukraine was siphoning off Europe-bound gas. Many European countries were subsequently left without heating in freezing cold weather.

In Moscow on Monday, Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian prime minister, and Vladimir Putin, her Russian counterpart, agreed a deal ending the price dispute.

Tymoshenko said Kiev would pay less than $250 per 1,000 cubic metres of Russian gas in 2009.

The office of Ukraine's president criticised the deal, saying it handed victory to Moscow and would damage the Ukrainian economy.

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2 σχόλια:

geokalp είπε...

το χτένισμα αλλά και τα μαύρα που φορούσε στη συνάντηση με το "πρωθυπουργό" ήταν πολλά λεφτά!

Τdi είπε...

Εμένα μου αρέσει το βλέμμα προς την πρώτη Κυρά της Ουκρανίας..Σαν..εσένα σ'έχω!

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