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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 24 July [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 24 July [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:29 am

FRIDAY

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I read yesterday that Putin had said that the "spirit" of the Minsk agreement was not being honoured.
The man is really a psycho. Serial liar, distortions, beyond normal human comprehension.
Reading that yesterday 1 soldier died. 3 wounded, by Putin's war machine.
Reading in the Ukrainian press that Brent oil has fallen below 55 dollars a barrel.
Good news. It will help control inflation here. And put a curb on Imperial Russia's military expansion plans.

Weather -
Toasty. 21 at 0630 this morning. 25 at 0800. 30s for the next few days. Similar to Miami.


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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:31 am

Militants fired at Marinka, Pisky and Popasnaya - Press Center ATO (Commander)
http://glavcom.ua/news/311796.html
As of 06.00 today on July 24 attacks in the area of ​​anti-terrorist operations continue. It is reported by the press center of the ATO.
Starting with 02.45, more than an hour, Russian-terrorist troops fre from a tank on the positions of forces near the settlement of ATO at Pisky.
"From 04.30, more than an hour pounding our positions from 120-mm mortar rounds were heard near Krasnogorovka. Streletsky weapons gangs harassed our troops near the settlement Marinka, Pisky, Kryakovka, Lugansk, Popasnaya, Lozove "- said in a statement.
At the headquarters of ATO noted that Ukrainian soldiers courageously and firmly hold their defensive positions.




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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:33 am

At night [unknown] fired at a Kiev bank fired from a grenade launcher - MIA (New Times)
http://nv.ua/ukraine/events/nochju-kievskij-bank-obstreljali-iz-granatometa---mvd-60643.html


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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:34 am

"Norman Four" discussed the withdrawal of artillery in the Donbas and local elections - office Hollande (RL)
http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/news/27149821.html

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:37 am

8:30
Tymoshenko behaved dishonestly, - Igor Kononenko, Deputy faction BPP (Fokus.ua)
http://focus.ua/country/334398/
"Tymoshenko is behaving unfairly. We have to shift the economy from the populist rail, including raising rates. But to speculate on this topic ugly. This is a blow below the belt"
[Read also Admin's post yesterday about Tymoshenko registering a bill to help the gas barons pay no tax]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:51 am

8:44
DNR has suffered a loss in Donetsk and again started shelling of residential areas (Kriminal.TV)
http://kriminal.tv/news/dnr-ponesla-poteri-pod-donetskom-i-snova-nachala-artobstreli-iz-gilih-kvartalov.html
In turn, the soldiers 28th Brigade APO and the SBU covered two scouts from the neighboring DNR Krasnogorovka: one killed, two wounded and taken prisoner - says, "They did not want to fight and are now aware of the cruelty and senselessness of their actions."
In the evening the residents of Donetsk reported an artillery DNR activity in residential areas:

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:54 am

"Norman Quartet" asked the OSCE by 3 August to develop a plan of withdrawal of Ukrainian troops Shirokino - Elysee Palace (Tsenzor.Net)
http://censor.net.ua/news/345113/normandskaya_chetverka_poprosila_obse_do_3_avgusta_razrabotat_plan_vyvoda_ukrainskih_voyisk_iz_shirokino
[This seems madness.
What is the point? the place is already destroyed completely. By Putin's shelling.
Why withdraw? Putin will only occupy it with his own troops. A mistake. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:09 am

9:01
Medvedev has called into question the existence of Ukraine (24 channel)
http://24tv.ua/news/showNews.do?medvedyev_postaviv_pid_pitannya_isnuvannya_ukrayini&objectId=596022
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that Ukraine could disappear from the map, as Yugoslavia if Kyiv does not negotiate with terrorists.
[Threats and threats. What about the Minsk agreement? Russian lies.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:11 am

8:54
Russia wants to influence the investigation into the "Boeing» - The New York Times (Radio Liberty)
http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/27149941.html

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:24 am

9:12
The call in Russia - gathered "volunteers" from Siberia and Serbia (Informator.lg.ua)
http://informator.lg.ua/?p=107671
The recruitment office in the border Gukovo (Rostov region) to send to Ukraine brought the party "volunteers" from Serbia and Siberia. As told informator.lg.ua closed source, Siberians are still convinced that they were going to the exercises.
[Shaun Walker's "DNR guys". A bunch of mercenaries from around the world, killing Ukrainians for financial gain.
Now - why couldn't Shaun Walker write about that for Russiaprofile, or The Guardian?
Editor Shameus Milne and Putin would not like it. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:23 am

Shoplifting in Russia is soaring as the economy crumbles [in English]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11759336/Shoplifting-in-Russia-is-soaring-as-the-economy-crumbles.html
.. an increase of 44%....
The number of Russians under the poverty line, living on 9,662 rubles (£107.56) a month, jumped by an annual 15pc to 23m at the end of March, meaning that 15pc of the population is considered poor.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:26 am

Russia’s Empty Gesture on the Downed Malaysian Jet [in english]
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/opinion/russias-empty-gesture-on-the-downed-malaysian-jet.html?_r=0
The real goal of the draft resolution Russia proposed on Monday at the Security Council is to thwart a Dutch-led criminal investigation of what happened and a Western call for a United Nations-backed tribunal.
The Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine are expected to allege that the plane was shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists or Russian soldiers, and they have asked the Security Council to set up a tribunal to prosecute those responsible.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:44 am

Ukraine: Inside the devastated Donetsk airport [in english]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33646562
[Report by Tom Burridge, bbc.
Ok, but nothing special. In the Old Terminal, not the new.
Just walks around saying how all is destroyed there. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:33 am

MP Lano fled abroad, - the source (24 channel)
http://24tv.ua/news/showNews.do?deputat_lano_vtik_za_kordon__dzherelo&objectId=596068
[The usual Ukraine deputy.
A bandit involved in smuggling, drugs, etc etc allegedly...
and then the shoot out at Mukachevo. And now... gone. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:54 am

will all the Ukraine banks go bankrupt ?
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Scandalous bill on the restructuring of foreign currency loans is aimed at third reading (Tsenzor.Net)
http://censor.net.ua/news/345151/skandalnyyi_zakonoproekt_o_restrukturizatsii_valyutnyh_kreditov_napravlen_na_trete_chtenie
IMF experts believe that the implementation of this law will cause a severe blow to the banking system.

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Some deputies had loans in dollars. And they lost out when the hryvnia fell.
So they voted for the banks to pay them back the loans at 5 uah to the dollar. A good profit for the deputies and a few thousand other people.
This law would bankrupt the banks, of course. But the deputies would get quite rich and quite happy.
Like a casino. You play, you lose some money, and then you pass a law saying the casino has to pay to back 5 times as much. )) Very Happy

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:14 am

ATO map for today
http://www.radiosvoboda.org/media/photogallery/25456177.html



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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:23 am

This headline you can probably understand without a translation, online, or otherwise!
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Ціна на нафту Brent вперше за півроку обвалилась нижче $55 за барель (Еспресо.TV)
http://espreso.tv/news/2015/07/24/cina_na_naftu_brent_vpershe_za_pivroku_obvalylas_nyzhche_55_za_barel
[Brent below 55 dollars a barrel. WT is at 48.6, the article says]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:29 am

13:22
Military commandos repulsed the attack, near Gorlovka there are battles (Segodnya.ua)
http://www.segodnya.ua/regions/donetsk/voennye-otbili-ataku-diversantov-v-rayone-gorlovki-idut-boi-634617.html
According to him [Lisenko], in the region of Donetsk, the situation does not improve - the fighting in the area between the front and Avdiyivka Marinka go continuously. In particular, the opponent is pulled to Oleksandrivka significant forces, including heavy weapons, so the enemy attacks our position in Marinka intensified. In addition, under artillery fire fighters we got our positions outside the village Birch, which is located on a strategic highway Donetsk - Mariupol

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:38 am

13:28
The "LNR" have declared that they had received orders not to fire on the Ukrainian army (Columnist)
http://obozrevatel.com/crime/87532-v-lnr-zayavili-chto-poluchili-prikaz-ne-strelyat-po-ukrainskoj-armii.htm
[Orders from whom? Putin?
The price of oil is now so low that Putin can't keep the war going in the Donbas? It is costing Russia too much?
Other people suggesting that Putin is simply playing games, and moving equipment about - to other areas.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:45 am

13:36
Residents tired of Donbass "Russian world": coming soon, riots (Charter'97)
http://www.charter97.org/ru/news/2015/7/24/161294/
In the occupied territories is increasing social tensions.
A significant part of the enterprises sent workers on unpaid leave.
However, the militants carried out a set of employees for dismantling and cutting of metallic structures for the purpose of their further sale and export to Russia, writes vchaspik.ua.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:46 am

13:37
Lysenko: Donbas per day war killed 1, 3 - wounded (RFE)
http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/news/27150412.html

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Re: Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 24 July [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Odessite on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:51 am

I believe we might now be antagonising the Russian bear too much.


Daniel Kawczynski, a UK MP wants sanctions against Russia to STOP

Pardon? This man, evil Putin, is responsible for the loss of thousands of lives, billions of dollars of damage, uprooting families, illegal invasions, annexations and being ugly and we are antagonising him?

I feel sorry for those in the UK who have to tolerate a MP who worships Putin.


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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:15 am

British conservative MP, swimming in money, probably much of it Russian, who has no morals, and for whom business is more important than the deaths of thousands upon thousands of civilians, including those poor souls on MH17. Money before morals. Disgusting individual. A disgrace to civilisation. Revolting.
wikipedia -
Kawczynski was married in 2000 and divorced in 2011. In June 2013, he announced to his Conservative Association that his new partner is male.

Sounds like he is a seriously confused individual.

Looking a little more deeply into him, he has had contacts with .... RIA Novosti. About sanctions. I think somebody who backs him must be suffering because of the economic sanctions against Russia. .... And he is doing his bit for the local "landlord".... allegedly...

his article is already in the Russian press - no surprise there... good bonus coming his way?
У меня нет иллюзий по поводу России, но санкции надо прекратить ("The Guardian", Великобритания)
http://inosmi.ru/world/20150723/229225742.html

Read also here. JCB money - Lord Bamford... article mentions the scumball MP and RIA Novosti...
http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20140805/191757595.html

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:37 am

And a little more research....

Donations made by JCB Research to Daniel Kawczynski
To see all the donations made to Daniel Kawczynski click here
To see all the donations made by JCB Research click here

Corporate donor

Associate Amount Accepted Details
JCB Research £10,000.00 2008-03-27 Donation-in-cash
JCB Research £10,000.00 2008-11-18 Donation-in-cash
JCB Research £4,000.00 2010-04-21 Donation-in-cash
JCB Research £10,000.00 2012-03-21 Donation-in-cash

http://searchthemoney.com/profile/341/770

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:43 am

scumball....
JCB losing some business in Russia. ... and they sponsor this scumball...
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at the same site
Money found: £181,966.40
Donations to Constituency Association: £101,240.48
Donation breakdown estimate
Cash £123,225.92
...
Travel £15,139.80
Name: Daniel Kawczynski Constituency: Shrewsbury and Atcham

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Other "donations" to him here....
http://searchthemoney.com/profile/341
includes business in uzbekistan !!
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For more on this - Bamford of JCB - who is worth 3 billion pounds,
his million pound "donation" to the Conservative party, etc etc ... go to


http://ukraine-english-news.forumotion.com/t681-why-does-shrewsbury-mp-kawczynski-support-lifting-sanctions-against-russia-money-money-money

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SBU exposes Ukrainian company that helped repair Russian tanks

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:37 am

In Khmelnytsky, SBU agents exposed a state-run company whose experts helped the Russians to repair tank fire control systems, SBU press service reports July 23.

Company experts went on business trips to Russia to service and repair the tank systems. The company has not received any permission from export control agencies to provide such services, SBU says.

SBU has already blocked the contacts of this company with Russian contractors and started a criminal investigation which may end in 3 years in jail for Ukrainian experts and company managers.

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Communist parties of Ukraine banned from elections by Ministry of Justice

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:34 pm

Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko signed a decree on July 24 on banning communist parties from election processes.


Petrenko announced of the decision on Friday, July 24, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the minister, he signed three decrees on banning communist parties from participation in the election process.

"There are three communist parties in Ukraine: the Communist party of Ukraine, the Communist party of Ukraine (new), and Communist party of workers and country people of Ukraine... The documents I signed today will legally result in banning these political forces from being electoral subjects and participation in local, state, and presidential elections," Petrenko said to Ukrainski Novyny.

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Russian, European Leaders Discuss Ukrainian Elections, Cease-Fire

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:13 pm

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine have agreed to accelerate the pullback of heavy weapons in east Ukraine and talk next week about holding local elections as Ukraine decentralizes its government.

"The importance of having a single date for the organization of local elections in the whole of Ukraine -- including some sectors of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk -- was underlined," said a statement from French President Francois Hollande's office after the leaders' two-hour phone conversation.

Further telephone talks on decentralization and elections are scheduled for July 28.

On weapons, the leaders agreed that preliminary accords to extend a pullback of weapons in east Ukraine should be signed quickly................

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Amendments to Constitution regarding judges sent to Venice Commission

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:03 pm

He stated this during a meeting with the delegation of MEPs, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reported.

"Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman has sent a letter to the Venice Commission with a request for a preliminary assessment of the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of improvement of the constitutional principles of justice," the statement said.

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Ukraine avoids default with $120m interest payment

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Ukraine has staved off a default on its $70bn debt pile, rekindling hopes that Kiev can cut a deal with creditors to restructure a substantial proportion of its dues.

The cash-strapped eastern European country, which is in the midst of a deep recession and a separatist conflict against Russia-backed rebels, made a $120m interest payment due on Friday as part of its ongoing battle to convince creditors to write down the face value of their holdings.

The government originally hoped to strike an agreement to restructure $15.3bn of debt before the summer......................

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Sixteen injured Ukrainian passengers of crashed bus in Poland still in hospital, four in grave condition – embassy

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"Ukraine's consuls in Poland provided attending of all injured in the medical establishments with rendering respective consular services and legal assistance. The families of injured were informed on the health state of injured passengers. General consulates of Poland in Lviv and Lutsk granted visa assistance to the families of dead and injured Ukrainians for their journey to Poland, "the embassy said.

As reported, the Polska Times publication said that a bus carrying Ukrainian citizens was involved in a road accident near Garwolin County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland, in which five people were killed and 22 were injured.

"The bus, on which Ukrainians traveled, under unclear circumstances drove into the oncoming lane, slid into a ditch and crashed into a tree. Eight ambulances and two helicopters of the air ambulance service have been sent to the accident site," the report said...................

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Poroshenko appoints SBU intelligence chief Naida to replace Kondratiuk

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:56 pm

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed Vitaliy Naida as Chief of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Intelligence Department.

The respective decree posted on the president's website on July 24.

Another decree dismisses Naida as Chief of the SBU department on intelligence protection of the country's interests in information security.

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United States commended the efforts to establish peace Poroshenko in Donbas - Biden

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US positively assessed Ukraine's efforts to establish peace, to achieve a political settlement and the restoration of normal life in the Donbass. This was during a telephone conversation with Petro Poroshenko, said US Vice President Joseph Biden, the press service of the Head of State.

Vice President Joe Biden supported the efforts of the President of Ukraine to implement the agreements Minsk.

The two sides discussed issues of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the USA, as well as the prospects for the creation of an international tribunal on the case of the downed aircraft "Malaysian Airlines» MH17.

President Poroshenko expressed the hope to receive the next tranche of the IMF informed about the recent signing of a law that makes it possible to continue funding.

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Klimkin all reassured fears that Ukraine traded on Syria and Iran, there is no

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:31 pm

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin sure that the US is not traded in the Ukraine, Iran and Syria. He said this in an interview with "Commander in Chief" , commenting on the intensification of the dialogue of the Russian Federation and the United States.

"Yes, I heard concerns from even serious experts in Ukraine that we exchanged on Syria, Iran or the two countries together. I have absolutely no such fear, "- Klimkin said.

He noted that a solution to the Iranian nuclear program is necessary for the world. "The issue of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons is not regional, it is global. Decision after lengthy negotiations it was found on July 20, was voted a resolution on Iran (the UN Security Council on Monday, July 20 unanimously approved a resolution in support of the agreement on the atom between Iran and the international mediators. - Ed.) "- Klimkin said.

"Everybody understands what Russia is trying to put the squeeze on the same EU and the international community. She says that Moscow is vital Ukraine, and the West's attention to us over time decrease, there will a certain weariness on the situation in Ukraine. But the fundamental principles (international law) is vital, above all, important for the West. If Russia manages to destabilize Ukraine, then again there the idea of ​​two Europes, which always wanted to embody in Russia: to make his Eurasian Union as opposed to the EU, the two value systems, two systems of economic principles, the two security systems. In my opinion, two of Europe - is the greatest danger to the world, because it would be the largest frozen conflict ", - said the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

According to him, one of the key failures of Moscow is that it is fundamentally underestimated two things. "Firstly, we have underestimated, Ukrainians, and secondly, underestimated the support and solidarity of the international community and the importance of Ukraine to the international community," - Klimkin said.

Earlier, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland denied that the US was "ceded" to Ukraine in exchange for an agreement on the nuclear program in Iran.

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Medvedev said that Russia will not renew the contract with Ukraine for gas at a disadvantage

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:37 pm

Russia will not renew the contract with Ukraine for gas transit to Europe after 2019 to unfavorable conditions, transfers "RIA Novosti" . The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Slovenian newspaper DELO.

"Experience shows that making forecasts about the prospects for Ukrainian transit - it is very ungrateful. However, it is obvious that extend the transit agreement with Ukraine on unfavorable conditions, we will not "- said the Russian prime minister.

As noted, currently the transit rate through Ukraine is $ 2.7 per thousand cubic meters per 100 kilometers. Kiev said it wants to raise this rate to 5%.

According to Medvedev, the contract for the transit of Russian gas to end "at 10 am January 1, 2020".

"If its duration is not extended, we will not have the legal and regulatory framework for the future supply of gas through Ukraine", - he said.

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Very soon Ukraine won't need you gas, as we see you're suing the Turkmens for not importing much of your gas. At the same time the recent article states Europe and Ukraine aren't exporting as much gas either. So now you're crying and making believe that Ukraine has no choice?

Remember little one, soon you won't have the pull on energy you once had. Why? Because of your holier than thou attitude.


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Re: Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 24 July [Ukrainian sources]

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