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Crossover: Gas supplies top on Putin's Ukrainian visit agenda

07-12-2012 18:59 BJT

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The head of Russian gas giant Gaz-prom, Alexei Miller, says Russia insists on sticking to its current gas supply agreement with the Ukraine. This is in spite of Kiev considering the deal unfair and repeatedly calling for its review. Full Story>>

Russia President, Vladimir Putin, is currently visiting The Ukraine. He will meet his counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, in the Black Sea resort of Yalta. They are planning to review energy ties. Putin's advisor on foreign policy, Yuri Ushakov has said as many as 12 documents will be signed, including an accord on nuclear energy. For more on this, we are now joined by our reporter Wu Ying in Moscow.

Q1: Hello, Wu Ying, what's on the agenda for Putin's visit?

Q2: Ukraine has argued that gas prices are too high and is seeking to cut purchases to 27 billion cubic meters this year. The country relies on Russia for more than 70 percent of its gas. Is any agreement on this likely to be signed during Putin's visit?


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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