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“First we want to sign an agreement on gas supplies at fair market prices, and after that we shall repay the gas debts,” he said.
Along with that, Yatsenyuk accused Russia of “taking over Ukrainian property worth millions and billions US dollars in Crimea” and threatened to bring Russia to court” for that.
The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, in turn, said that the European Commission hoped that Ukraine and Russia would be able to reach an agreement on gas before the end of the current month in order to ensure uninterrupted gas transit to and via Ukraine. In his words, Ukraine should apply norms of the European Union’s Third Energy Package, which would facilitate overhaul of Ukraine’s gas networks.