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Russian gas verses the will of Ukraine

The renewed gas debate has again put strain upon the Ukraine – Russia relationship. The gas agreement signed by former Ukrainian Prime-Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in 2009 has become supposed grounds for her prosecution as well as becoming a lever of political pressure upon the Ukrainian economy.

The contract leaves Ukraine committed to buying Russian gas at the highest price in Europe – US$380 per 1000 cubic meters throughout the last quarter of this year.

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