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Gazprom has rejected Yanukovych`s offer to lay the Southern stream through Ukraine

to Lay the pipeline the Southern stream through territory of Ukraine as Victor Yanukovych suggests to make it, it is deprived economic sense. About it has told the vice-president of board Gazprom Valery Golubev.

Ukraine already offers for a long time, - he has told. - it was possible to spend through Crimea, to leave in Evpatoria and further - to Black sea when it is possible simply directly? Valery Golubev has added that such route is favourable only to Ukraine.

we will remind, earlier Victor Yanukovych has suggested to realise the project the Southern stream on overland territory of Ukraine. a southern stream should go on the south of Ukraine overland: this project is much cheaper, than considered today the Southern stream in cost 25 mlrd euro. We in 5 times will be cheaper - Century has told Yanukovych, acting on 8 - j to the Yalta annual meeting Ukraine and the world: the general calls, the general future .

We offer partners in Europe and Russia the flexible approach to cooperation - Yanukovych has noted, having underlined that the idea of creation of a gas-transport consortium with participation of Europe as consumer, as supplier and Ukraine as tranzitera remains to Russia actual.

Making comments on statements for threat which is created for Ukraine by projects of roundabout gas pipelines - Northern stream and the Southern stream - the president has compared it to a situation, when shells are torn all more close and more close . At the same time V.Yanukovych has noticed that negative sensations from negotiations between Naftogazom and Gazprom it is not necessary to wait.

In May head Gazprom Alexey Miller has declared that the general tehniko - an economic justification the Southern stream It will be finished by October. The head of the company then has underlined that project realisation it is carried out strictly under the schedule, the first gas on it will arrive in December, 2015 . Is 100 - a percentage guarantee of loading of the pipeline - Miller has added.