Russia, Ukraine sign new gas deal

January 19th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Jan 19 (DPA) Russia and Ukraine clinched an agreement Monday ending a protracted dispute that froze gas shipments to Europe for nearly two-weeks.Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Yulia Tymoshenko were shown on Russian television presiding over the signing of a new contract on gas prices and transits between the two states in Moscow.

Gas flows to Europe would resume “shortly” after the contract was signed, the two premiers said earlier.

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