Azarov says gas contract 2009 unique – Ukraine lost everything

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Aug. 3, 2012, 3:11 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov

Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov has said that Ukraine lost everything it could when the 2009 gas contracts were signed.

"The contract for gas supplies Ukraine and Russia signed in 2009 is one of those rare cases when one side gets everything it wanted, while the other side – Ukraine – loses everything it could lose in the agreement," the premier said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on Friday.

"Such cases are unique. They show that the government that signed such an agreement was unable to stand for its position. Compromise can always be found in all other cases," Azarov said.

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Boico Aug. 3, 2012, 10:21 p.m.    

He is in the power, is good friend with all Russian KGB today in Kremlin, give up everything even honour (of Ukrainians) and language, so getting good deal for Ukraine will not be a problem!

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