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In Brussels, signed a declaration on anti-modernizing Ukraine's GTS.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin: Russia will reconsider the principles of relations with the EU if its interests are ignored.
Ukraine signed a joint declaration with the European Union to modernize the Ukrainian gas transport system, promising to create "transparent" gas market. Russia, by the tripartite agreement for the modernization of the Ukrainian GTS is practically excluded from the discussion. Once it became clear that the declaration is the nature of anti-Russian delegation demonstratively left Brussels. Now CTA is not Ukrainian, and European. In addition, Yulia Tymoshenko agreed in advance to save a modernized TCU from competitors. The declaration raised the question as empower GTS of Ukraine, as well as an increase in move gas through the territory of Ukraine by 60 billion cubic meters. Ukraine believes that the project increases the capacity of the Ukrainian gas transport system to 180-200 billion cubic meters of gas per year could be an alternative project "South Stream and Nord Stream." Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that discussing the issues of increasing "move" of gas through Ukrainian territory without a major supplier (Russia), just not serious.
Declaration on the gas market, adopted by Ukraine and the EU, Vladimir Putin called inappropriate and unprofessional.
adopted a declaration does not take into account the agreements and arrangements between Russia and Ukraine in the gas sector, in particular, to establish the International Consortium for the development and management of the Ukrainian GTS. In so doing, compromised the idea of creating this consortium, aimed at strengthening energy security of Europe.