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Ukraine PM for gas talks with Russia’s Putin Oct. 2

  Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will travel to Moscow on Oct. 2 for talks on energy and trade with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the Russian government press service said on Monday.


Tymoshenko, locked in negotiations to form a new ruling coalition after the collapse this month of an ‘orange’ team, has been accused by critics of turning to Moscow for political support after earlier criticizing the Kremlin. The talks with Putin will include “various aspects of trade and economic cooperation, and also mutual activities in the energy sphere,” the statement said.

Ukraine is heavily dependent on gas imports from Russia, with prices for 2009 still under negotiation. (Reuters)