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Ukraine Attempts to Extort One Billion Dollars to Resume Gas Transit to EU
Ukraine’s Naftogaz has requested Gazprom to hand over 21 million cubic metres of gas daily if the Russian company wants transit to Europe resumed, RT’s sources in Ukraine say. In this quarter alone the demanded gas would cost up to $US 1 billion. Naftogaz has sent a draft agreement to Gazprom that would amend the contract between them. The clause says the Russian company would provide the so-called process gas that is used to power compressor stations that pump the fuel through the pipelines.

January 15, 2009 - Posted by | EU/NATO-Russia Conflict

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