Ukraine In With Russia

October 25, 2006

Ukraine’s new PM, Victor Yanukovich, who was heavily favored by Russia in Ukraine’s presidential elections (and ultimately lost to Victor Yuschenko), has reportedly secured a deal for Russian gas exports to Ukraine. The deal was negotiated with Russian PM Mikhail Fradkov.

This year, Ukraine will pay $130 per 1000 cubic metres, a price that is lower than what most former Soviet republics will be paying Russia, Kommersant reports.

The progressive daily mentions potential political trade-offs which were denied by both parties. But it seems that no trade-off is necessary today: with Yanukovich now PM, relations with Russia are surely to improve. The PM is also notorious for his allignment with Russia, so cooperation should not surprise anyone.


One Response to “Ukraine In With Russia”

  1. […] In turn, Yanukovich has >negotiated a friendly gas price with Russia. […]

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