Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
KIEV, November 22 (Itar-Tass) – Ukraine and Russia have reached mutual understanding on a number of issues pertaining to the sphere of bilateral cooperation, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said Thursday at a conference of the Federation of Ukrainian Employers.
“Agreement on mutual understanding on a whole range of issues was reached at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,” he said.
“The trip to Moscow was linked to the adjusting of our diversified relations,” the government press service quoted Azarov as saying. “It’s not only natural gas and pipelines but also the problems of the utilization fee for cars and many others.”
“We reached a certain understanding on these things yesterday,” he said.
Azarov visited Moscow November 21 for talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to the Russian Ambassador in Kiev, Mikhail Zurabov, Ukraine's obligation to purchase definite amounts of natural gas in Russia was one of the issues under discussion.
It is expected that Ukraine will purchase 27 to 28 billion cubic meters of gas from the Russian natural gas giant, OAO Gazprom. The ambassador did not specify, however, whether the Ukrainian government is expected to do it this year or in 2013.
The agreements Russia and Ukraine signed in 2009 say the national oil and gas industry monopoly Naftogaz Ukrainy is due to import 33.3 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia annually.