Ukraine can renew purchase of Russian gas on condition of low price, non-corruption

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poroshenko added that Ukraine does not need the Russian gas at the moment
22:52, 28 December 2017

Presidential Administration press office

Ukraine is ready to renew the purchase of the gas from Russia if it will be cheap and the process will be non-corrupted. Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed this during his work visit to Odesa region as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

'The events of the last two years? we are energetically independent. Russia asks about our desire to purchase the gas. But we are doing well. If it is cheap and fair, non-corrupted that we can', Poroshenko claimed.

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Also, he added that the Ukrainian authorities can make such step under such conditions to decrease the tariffs for people.

The president also noted that Ukraine depended on the gas from Russia during 20 years but the country succeeded to provide the energy independence and fair prices for the gas by the firm actions.

Related: Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Consequences of the Stockholm Arbitration decision

Ukraine stopped to purchase gas from Russia in November 2015.


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