Ukraine intends to continue reducing the purchases of Russian gas, because its price is unbearable for our national economy, President Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting with prominent Ukrainian women on the eve of International Women's Day.
"We hope that we will be able to overcome this problem in different ways, and these ways are known," he said. The President reminded that Ukraine has already reduced the purchases of Russian gas from 41 to 27 billion cubic meters.
"We plan to reduce the purchases in the subsequent years. The reason one: we do not have such money," Viktor Yanukovych said.