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Ukraine wants Russian gas at $250 per thousand cubic metres

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Dec. 21, 2011, 1:04 p.m. | Business — by Reuters

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Ukraine wants to pay its sole gas supplier Russia no more than $250 per thousand cubic metres, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said on Wednesday. Kyiv, which pays Russian gas giant Gazprom about $400 per tcm now, has long sought to negotiate cheaper supplies, although talks have failed to produce tangible results so far.

"We think the price in Ukraine should not be over $250," Yanukovych told a briefing.


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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 1:45 p.m.    

Who wouldn't want cheaper gas? But the question is why should Ukraine pay less then the market rate? If Ukraine is to be offered a discount rate thee on what basis and at what cost in terms of benefits offered to Russia? I fail to see why Russia would want to subsidies ukraine's energy costs without any benefit to Russia. There has to be more on the table then just being good Slavic neighbors.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 2:10 p.m.    

Totally agree! The stupid greedy little russians should learn that they can't grab everything with their mouths and assholes.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 4:12 p.m.    

Yanukovych has lost all leverage with the Russians as the deal with the EU is off. I don't blame the Russians for getting top dollar, it's a business folks, Ukraine would do the same thing if they had any brains - however these days i think that Ukraine is bankrupt not only financially but mentally also - most intelligensia either dead from wars or enterprising risk takers leaving the country after years of hardship.

in either case, Yanukovych's hatred of Yulia has lost opportunities with EU and Ukraine now has no choice but to sell her pipeline network to Gazprom/Russia Inc..

Folks Ukraine is about to loose more of her sovereignty with the upcominbg Ukrainian concessions for cheap gas.

You wanted Yanukovych - you got what you wanted. Enjoy!

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 5:20 p.m.    

Why so expensive? Why not just $50? Come on you can do it!

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 8:51 p.m.    

Let's see. Ukraine does not want to join the Customs Union or sell of its gas pipes. Russia does not owe Ukraine anything for its treachery in trying to join the E.U.

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 4:28 a.m.    

It is not treacherous for Ukraine to join the EU. It is treacherous for Russia to blackmail Ukraine over gas.

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Anonymous Dec. 21, 2011, 11:56 p.m.    

what you want, is not always what you will get!

Now Yanukonvict can see first hand what Tymoshenko had to put up with in her negotiations with putin..

so if yanu can not get a good price on gas for UKraine will he also be convicted of overuse of state funds as has been done to Julia..

will see if those judges of his will also take him to prison

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Anonymous Dec. 22, 2011, 12:05 p.m.    

I want a threesome with Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. The problem is that I have nothing to bring to the table.

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