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January 20, Gazprom resumed gas supplies to Europe.
Russian gas supplied to Ukraine via the gas transmission system, all five gazoizmeritelnyh stations.
According to the agreement on Sunday night, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine in 2009 will buy Russian gas at European prices from 20% discount - $ 360 per thousand cubic meters, instead of its previously proposed $ 250. This preferential rate of transit to Ukraine at a price of 2008 will be saved - $ 1.7 per 100 kilometers. Kiev expects the average price for Russian gas in 2009 as a result of $ 230 per thousand cubic meters. In addition, Ukraine has bought from Russia 11 billion cubic meters of "technical" gas at a price 167 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Excluded from the scheme of supply of the Swiss gas trader RosUkrEnergo (RUE, 50% - from Gazprom, 50% - from businessmen Dmitry Firtash and Ivan Fursina). In 2010, Ukraine will buy Russian gas without any exemptions and rebates.
"Gazprom has resumed gas supplies to Europe on Tuesday from 04:00 Moscow time.
"For 10 hours Moscow time Ukrainian colleagues have brought the work of the Ukrainian gas transport system in the standard mode," - said the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller at a meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev. Slovakia has received the first gas, the second - Hungary. Toward the evening of Russian gas were Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia. Night gas came to Germany, Italy and France. January 21, all European Union countries have begun to receive Russian gas arriving in transit through Ukraine.