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“It hurts us that the price is so high, that we are being punished for something. But we have complaints only to Ukrainian officials who signed the contract in violation of the Ukrainian legislation and caused enormous damage to our country,” he said in an interview with the Russian TV program Pozner.

“Our government has made a mistake by signing an unfair contract for ten years, and 46 million people in Ukraine are suffering,” the prime minister said.

“They firmly believed that Russia is our strategic partners, but how can we explain them that this is the case, if you are driving us into a corner with prices like that?”

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