Communist Party leader: Customs Union could solve problem with gas price for Ukraine

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July 21, 2012, 2:59 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine


Entering Customs Union will give Ukraine significant benefits, in particular, elimination of export and import restrictions and reduction of customs duties, Communist Party Leader Petro Symonenko considers.

"This is a significant benefit for our producers, who can freely sell their products on the markets of all member countries of the Customs Union," Symonenko said during his working trip to Pervomaisk (Mykolaiv region).

In addition, according to the leader of Ukrainian communists, reduction of customs duties will allow to achieve a decrease in energy costs for Ukraine.

"It's really profitable for us, and in the future we should speak not only about a single economic space but also joining the Eurasian Economic Community, expanding our trade and economic relations with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS countries. Then Ukraine will not act as "a Cinderella" in relations with the EU," he said.

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Charles Spencer July 21, 2012, 5:28 p.m.    

You wish to do trade with 2 countries who veto U.N resolutions to stop the killings in Syria these countries being Russia and China...2 countries with appalling human rights abuse. What the Ukraine should do, is trade with the EU...sell its food produces there etc, where you will get a better price than with those 2 countries. Look at Poland to you now Ukraine...these people are now rich compared to joining the EU...your roads will be done, super highways schools, hospitals EU standards...all paid out of the other EU counties Russia or China do this for you....NIET/NO or whatever language you wish it in.... because they wish to keep you slaves to them...they wish you no luxury's etc...a fact

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from eu July 21, 2012, 7:51 p.m.    

first of all comunist party must be banned like all over the world ( except russia and china) the comunist and the fascist parties both are responsable on killing milions people for nothing,second if ukraine enter ic cis the time go back at ussr time where russia is the leader and the other nations slaves and poor,if you really want develop ukraine you have to look ahed (eu) and not back (cis) you just forgotten what stalin did to the ukrainian people.....and remember putin was the kgb boss and his mentality and idea and school is kgb ( a new hitler or stalin, the only difference was the colour 1 red and the other black but both killed them brothers 1 in the lagers and the other in the goulags so hitler and stalin did exactly the same politics and things) so if you want to destroy again ukraine sovereignity and indipendece enter in cis,putin shall be very glad

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IvanovPetrovSidorov July 23, 2012, 12:21 p.m.    

Some of the comments here are so misinformed, one-sided, hysterical and downright stupid that I can't even be bothered discussing the matter with their posters.

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