April 10, 2009
Russia, Ukraine discuss natural gas talks
Prime ministers from Ukraine and Russia discussed resumption of talks concerning natural gas delivery, an issue affected much of Europe in January.
Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko discussed the issue along with
trade and economic cooperation and the results of a meeting between the countries' energy ministers, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Putin's office said, RIA Novosti reported Friday.
Since then Ukraine has reached a $3.4 billion agreement with the European Union and several large banks that will aid Ukraine with pipeline and other infrastructure projects related to natural gas delivery.
Reacting to the agreement, Putin said Russia would review its ties to the EU, RIA Novosti reported.