Joint Communiqué of the National JSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and Open JSC “Gazprom”

Following the telephone conversation held by two State leaders - Viktor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian Federation, - the Open JSC “Gazprom” Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller and the National JSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Chairman of the Board Oleg Dubyna have today conducted telephone negotiations, in the course of which they have reached an agreement aimed to the settlement of the crisis situation arisen in gas relations of two states.

The Parties agreed that the relevant documentation certifying the gas supplies provided from the 1st of January to the 1st of March, 2008 should be executed in full and appropriate accounts paid-up by the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” on the basis of the procedure in force as of the beginning of this year. Thus, the issues related to the Russian gas deliveries will be settled. Negotiation talks concerning other matters of the gas cooperation will continue.

The transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine for supplying to European customers is carried out in full. All the limitations in relation of gas supply to the Ukrainian customers have been cancelled.

Press-Center National JSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”
Information Bureau Open JSC “Gazprom”

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