Russia says Ukraine signs new gas monitoring deal

12:35, 12 January 2009
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Ukraine has signed a fresh copy of a gas transit monitoring agreement and removed earlier conditions, Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom said on Monday, according to Reuters.

"A Gazprom delegation conducted negotiations this morning in Kiev. As a result of the negotiations, the Ukrainian side signed .. (the agreement) without any conditions whatsover," the Russian firm said in a statement.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday declared the monitoring deal null and void because Ukraine had added conditions to which Russia objected.

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