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– a fee regime against the existing 10-year transit contract, which expires at the beginning of the reception date on 1 January 2020. The European Union feared that Russian deliveries via Ukraine would be suspended if the current agreement expires in the absence of a new agreement. Supply resumed on 4 January 2006 following the conclusion of the interim agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom. [41] The five-year contract was signed, but with prices of only six months. According to the contract, the gas was not sold directly to Naftohaz, but to the Russian-Swiss intermediary RosUkrEnergo. The price of natural gas sold by Gazprom to RosUkrEnergo rose to 230 $US per 1,000 cubic metres, sold to Ukraine after mixing one-third of Russian gas with two-thirds of cheaper deliveries from Central Asia, at a price of $95 per 1,000 cubic metres. [42] [43] The parties also agreed to increase the transit rate from $1.09 to $1.60 $US per 1,000 cubic metres per 100 km; This was not only the transit of Russian gas to Europe, but also Turkmen gas to Ukraine via Russia. [Citation required] On 11 January 2006, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yushchenko confirmed that the conflict was over. [Citation required] Some disputes resolved, but not all The new agreement, according to Zelenskiy, provides that “both parties retain the right to renew the contract for another 10 years” after its expiry. Russia is also part of the new treaty, which agrees to pay $2.9 billion to Ukraine as part of a Stockholm arbitration supplement, which Moscow did on December 27. In return, Naftogaz promised to release Gazprom`s confiscated assets in Europe, and both sides agreed to abandon mutual legal actions that have not yet been completed and to sign an out-of-court settlement. However, state-level prosecutions, in particular Naftogaz`s claims against Russia concerning the confiscation of the company`s assets during the annexation of Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula, are not affected by the new transit treaty.

On 21 December, Gazprom and Naftogaz said they had reached an interim agreement on the new agreement on the shipment of Russian gas by Ukrainian gas pipelines. But technical and other discussions on the details continued until the signing was announced. In March 2005, a serious dispute aedd played over the price of gas delivered and transit costs. During the conflict, Russia claimed that Ukraine was not paying for gas, but had diverted what was to be exported from the pipelines to the EU. Ukrainian officials initially denied the accusation[2] [3], but later Naftogaz admitted that due to the harsh winter (minus 30C), some natural gas destined for other European countries was retained and used for domestic purposes. Ukraine said it would continue to meet its contractual transit obligations. The conflict peaked on 1 January 2006, when Russia used all gas supplies transiting through Ukrainian territory. [4] On 4 January 2006, an interim agreement was reached between Russia and Ukraine and supplies were restored.

The situation calmed down until October 2007, when new disputes began over Ukraine`s gas debt. This led to a reduction in gas supply in March 2008. In the last months of 2008, relations were strained again when Ukraine and Russia were unable to agree on Ukraine`s debt. [5] – Agreement between Ukraine`s new transport network manager, GTSOU, and Russian manufacturer Gazprom, which establishes the technical rules and rules of the interconnection agreement. The agreement signed on 30 December in Vienna after five days of negotiations is as follows: the agreement, reached just 24 hours before the current agreement expires on Tuesday, prevented a possible interruption of the Russian gas flow to Europe and helped Moscow avoid another blow to its reputation as a long-term energy supplier. Russian oil exports to Europe were contaminated at the beginning of the year.