Yuri Vitrenko Photo: RIA Novosti
Executive Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko has shared his impressions of the talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He told about it in interview to the edition “Gordon”.
According to the head of the Ukrainian company, during the meeting the Russian President “has a lot of details on the topic of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations, knew all amounts and rates”. Vitrenko said that Putin “wants to understand the details, wants to show himself as a man who knows what he’s talking about”.
“I was, frankly, a little shocked. Not every day you get to argue with Putin”, — admitted a top Manager of Naftogaz, adding that the Russian side until the last was against the transit of gas through Ukrainian territory.
According to Vitrenko, the delegation from Russia tried to prevent Ukraine to receive the income from transit. In the “Naftogaz” expects that in case of not signing the agreement, Kiev has continued to pick up foreign assets of “Gazprom” in the repayment of the debt.
Earlier, Vitrenko called the transit contract the best in the history of Ukraine. He explained that for the first time Kiev has made guarantees of pumping a certain volume of gas and therefore, in any case will receive a guaranteed income for five years in the amount of $ 7.2 billion.
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