United Press International: Gas charges is 'absurd,' says Tymoshenko

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April 12, 2011, 6:59 p.m. |

Yulia Tymoshenko said accusations she brokered an illegal gas contract with Moscow in 2009 is "absurd."
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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said accusations she brokered an illegal gas contract with Moscow in 2009 is "absurd." Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Kyiv to meet with pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to discuss the possibility of Ukraine joining a regional economic bloc. The visit coincided with a move by prosecutors in Kiev to investigate Tymoshenko for a gas deal she helped broker while serving as prime minister in 2009. Read more.
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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 7:04 p.m.    

the price of the gas supplied to Ukraine under the contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy does not reflect the market value formed in the West,

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 12:32 a.m.    

there is no &quot;market value&quot; for gaz as there are different gaz markets with totally different types of price: LT contracts by gazoduc with an oil index, spot prices without any oil reference for gaz liquid gaz or non conventional gaz producted in the US.

And the average price paid by any country is the result of the power of discussion and the ability for the purchaser to diversify its providers.

The problem for Ukraine is that the country is totally depending from Gazprom, without any alternative solution (no liquid gaz terminal, no other suppliers). western European countries have more flexibility for diversifying their suppliers and so to get lower price from Gazprom. It is what they have got by omposing to gazprom a partial indexation of their LT contracts to the spot price, without any compensation. Azarov was onky able to get a 30% reduction of price by giving Sebastopol to Russia for 25 years..

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 9:50 p.m.    

This prosecutor is a total durak.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 7:19 p.m.    

Her pants smell of gas, better dont play with matches near her...

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 8:45 p.m.    

Tymoshenko did the best that she could under the economic and political conditions that she had at that time with both Yanukovych and Yushchenko together plotting against her. Neither Yanukovych or Yushenko were able to negotiate anything better.

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Anonymous Nov. 2, 2011, 11:36 a.m.    

What the Mafia and criminals don't realise that their is an extreme right wing movement forming and it is going to target criminals and corrupt politicians. it is like a &quot;Fight Club&quot;. Many people are target for hanging. Many businesses will be taken over.

Huge membership base in the Army.

Right now members are compiling lists and names, and the members of the Club are guaranteed a position in the movement. The members will get Government jobs and business position. It is modeled on the Nazi Workers Party. It is very Dangerous. Look up Slavic Union

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