Yanukovych expects to reach compromise on gas price with Medvedev

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Aug. 11, 2011, 1:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Sochi, August 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych hopes that he will reach a compromise on the price of gas that Ukraine is buying from Russia with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at negotiations in Sochi. "Surely, we will discuss this issue. I believe it is in our best interests, both those of Ukraine and Russia, to find a compromise solution, and we will be trying to find it," Yanukovych said in Sochi on Thursday before a meeting with Medvedev after a Ukrainian journalist asked him whether Ukraine would seek a compromise with Russia or try to settle the issue in court, if former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is found guilty for concluding the 2009 Ukrainian-Russian gas supply agreements.

Apart from the gas issue, the two leaders plan to discuss bilateral trade relations, particularly disagreements existing in this area, Yanukovych said.

"I think we will find answers and make appropriate decisions today," he said.
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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 1:16 p.m.    

He will reach nothing!

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 5:50 p.m.    

The Ukrainian journalist who ask if the guilty verdict of Tymoshenko would be grounds for Ukraine to seek a compromise is incorrect. Truly the gas agreement reach in 2009 are not contingent upon Tymoshenko receiving a guilty verdict. The Russian government has already made it very clear to Ukraine that the 2009 gas agreement was lawful by the laws of both Russia and Ukraine and with the support of both presidents. The only government with interpretation problems is the government of Ukraine. Yet, everyones see the the writing on the wall, and that is using the gas agreement of 2009 as a starting agenda in the elimination of Tymoshenko from the the political process in order to ensure Yanuk staying in power.

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 6:20 p.m.    

Yanukovych will reach into Medvedev's pocket.

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 7:53 p.m.    

and then once he reaches a deal should submit himself to the court system for appraisal...


click your heals dorothy 3 times its time to go home

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Anonymous Aug. 11, 2011, 11:08 p.m.    

Yanukonvict made a grave mistake when he decided to use the 2009 gas agreement with Russia to raise criminal charges against Tymoshenko.To suggest that there were criminal elements involved in the agreement have made the Russians very angry, and he will be punished harshly.

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