Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is going for a crucial meeting on July 27 to Ukraine concerning Ukrainian participation in the Customs Union that is a dream of Putin.
According to Dispatch News Desk (DND) Eastern European Correspondence, Vladimir Putin intends to visit Kiev on July 27 on the occasion of celebration of the 1025 anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus’. Sources claim that president of the Russian Federation will discuss the most pressing questions of the bilateral relations with the Ukrainian colleague Victor Yanukovych during this visit as President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will also will in Kiev and he is also one of the top actor of Customs Union.
Since the beginning of the third presidential term Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine once: in July, 2012 as he took part in interstate commission meeting in Yalta. For the same period the president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych visited the Russian Federation five times. Last time presidents met on May 26 in Sochi where more than five hours in a format in private communicated. Sources maintain that questions of accession of Ukraine as the observer to the Customs Union (CU) and consortium creations on the basis of the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS) in exchange for reduction of price of the Russian gas were discussed but Moscow and Kiev could not agree in any way because “Gazprom” doesn’t want to spend the money, and Kiev has no resources. Thin storages can lead to interruptions in gas transit to Europe.