"The gas agreement, which was concluded between the countries three years back, for Ukraine very disadvantageous, "- said the head of Ukraine in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany). The translation of this interview was published on Friday on the website InoPressa.
According to Yanukovych, the set price of gas "in the long run threatens Nat. security of the country. " "It adds considerably to the position of Ukrainian producers" — highlighted Ukrainian president.
He recalled that the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) in need of modernization, and it will need about 5-7 billion. bucks for 5-7 years.
Yanukovych said he had to repair the GTS Ukraine was invited to make a tripartite consortium. According to him, in consortium EU and Russia should belong to 33 percent, and Ukraine — 34%. Head countries expressed confidence that such an approach will allow to make the system transparent.
In addition, Ukrainian President stressed that the lease negotiations gas transport system of the country has never taken place and the Ukraine, by contrast, is interested in the fact that the position of a transit country persisted because transit revenues — the state budget.