MOSCOW Jan 19 Russia and Ukraine signed a
10-year deal on Monday to renew supplies of Russian gas to
Ukraine and Europe, a Reuters reporter at the signing ceremony
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at the signing
ceremony he expects full gas flows to resume through Ukraine to
Europe in the near future.
Putin also said intermediaries would be removed from gas
trade with Ukraine. The signing ceremony was also attended by
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Gazprom (GAZP.MM)
head Alexei Miller and Naftogaz head Oleh Dubyna.
(Reporting by Oleg Shchedrov, writing by Robin Paxton, editing
by Guy Faulconbridge)