Poroshenko: Ukraine will have gas in the winter

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2014/10/18 • Political News

Ukraine will have gas in winter, stated President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday in an interview to several Ukrainian TV channels. When commenting on the question regarding the price on Russian gas, the head of state claimed there are at least two possible options.

“We said that we need two prices. Our joint offer with the EU: 325 in the summer, 385 in summer. The Russians said: ‘no, 385 the entire year’,” said Poroshenko.

“Ukraine will have gas, Ukraine will have heat. This is the result of yesterday’s agreements. However, under the condition of the protection of Ukraine’s national interests,” Poroshenko said.

The preliminary agreement says that until March 31 the price on gas will constitute 385 dollars per thousand cubic meters. However, this does not mean that Ukraine has accorded the end prices, the President noted, adding that the end protocol should be accorded on October 21 with the involvement of Ukraine, Russia and the EU.

After the meeting in Milan, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Russia and Ukraine had reached consensus in the issue of gas. According to him, Russia agreed with its Ukrainian partners on the conditions to restore gas supplies to Ukraine at least for the winter period.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • Mykola Banderachuk

    can putler be trusted on this issue? I doubt it.

    • JJ

      Trust Putin? Does a snake bite?

      A young girl walking along a mountain path to her grandmother’s house heard a rustle at her feet. Looking down, she saw a snake, but before she could react, the snake spoke to her.

      “I am about to die,” he said. “It’s too cold for me up here, and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you.”

      “No,” the girl replied. “I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. And if I pick you up, you will bite me and your bite is poisonous.”

      “No, no,” the snake said. “If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently.”

      The young girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and she had to admit he was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.

      Suddenly, she said, “I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness.”

      She then reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and continued toward her grandmother’s house.

      Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her!

      “How could you do this to me?” she cried. “You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!”

      “You knew what I was when you picked me up,” he hissed as he slithered away.

      • Don Casavant

        Yada, yada,yada! Many word no fact or fiction!

        • Vlad Pufagtinenko

          that picture of Putin you keep kissing in your right hand is getting a little worn. what is your left hand doing???? C’mon Don, a little decorum on these sites.

          • Don Casavant

            Sir, I am a little confused! Do you think that you are quoting one of my posts about “that picture of Putin you keep kissing…”? I never posted anything like that.

        • JJ

          I figured that this story quite nicely described his qualities. But since you insist, I’ll shorten this a bit. Putler is a lying sack of shit. A snake that cannot be trusted further one can spit. Isn’t that better?

          • Murf

            Come on man! Don’t hold back! Share with the class.
            Any thing I could say would get extremely vulgar and not fit for polite society (The little ferret faced shit stain)
            Sorry I couldn’t hold that back.

          • JJ

            And here I thought I was still sugarcoating it 😉