28 Jun 2010 14:12

Russian-Ukrainian oil transit accord to be negotiated this week - Boiko

NOVO-OGARYOVO. June 28 (Interfax) - Ukraine's Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Boiko said Ukraine and Russia are close to signing an oil transit agreement, which is expected to be finally negotiated this week.

"We are near to signing an oil transit agreement which sets a schedule and volumes," Boiko told the press in Novo-Ogaryovo on Monday.

The agreement is to be put through all required procedures before the end of this week to be prepared for signing," he said in answer to a question from Interfax.