Russia Prepared To Go To Court With Ukraine Over Gas Agreement

MOSCOW, Russia -- Officials in Moscow confirm that they are ready to defend their position on gas against Ukraine in any judiciary venue, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said during a news conference on Thursday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov.

"The choice in favour of a court decision, if that is what the UKrainian side chooses, is not our choice. As the president's press secretary Ms Timakova said, - we will defend our position in any judicial venue".

The Russian President's press secretary Natalya Timakova stated on September 3 that the gas agreement between Russia and Ukraine "must without question be executed and cannot be reviewed unilaterally".

"Russia is ready to defend its position on the agreement in any judicial venue and will act strictly in accordance with the document".

At the end of August, Ukrainian Prime Minster Nikolay Azarov said that Ukraine could back out the its gas agreement with Moscow in court.

The idea was later repeated be several Ukrainian leaders.

Source: Oil and Gas Eurasia