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KIEV, November 9 (Itar-Tass) — Ukraine will not create obstacles for other countries seeking membership of international trade organizations, the prime minister’s spokesman, Vitaly Lukyanenko, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“Ukraine will never be an obstacle for other countries’ aspirations to enter a free trade zone and to create different zones of free trade,” he explained Nikolai Azarov’s opinion.
In reply to the question whether Ukraine will hamper Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization, if the two countries fail to reach a compromise at the gas talks, he said the matter of the talks is the gas treaty of January 2009.
The talks also take into consideration “the general economic context and the context of the global economic development and major partners of Russia and Ukraine in the process of gas delivery,” Lukyanenko said.
“We call for a fair price (for gas exports to Ukraine – Itar-Tass), not for reduction and discounts, but for a fair justified price,” he said.
On Wednesday, Geneva hosted the final meeting of the working group on Russia’s WTO accession.
Earlier Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Klyuyev announced that the issue of Russia’s future entry to the organization was discussed at the gas negotiations with Russia.
“We are considering the issue and using this leverage in the negotiations with Russia on the new terms of the gas supply contract,” he said.