Ukraine PM leaves Kiev to sign deal in Moscow

Reuters
Monday 19 January 2009 14:24
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko left Kiev for Moscow today to sign an agreement to restore flows of Russian gas through the ex-Soviet state to Europe, the Ukrainian government's press service said.

Tymoshenko and her Russian opposite number, Vladimir Putin, clinched an outline deal on resuming gas supplies at the weekend. Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz had been drafting details of the agreement ahead today's planned signing ceremony.

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