Tuesday, July 29, 2008

President demands to stop politicizing Odesa-Brody project

Speaking at today’s NSDC meeting on Odessa-Brody pipeline question, President Victor Yushchenko said that the project should not be a subject to political debates.

He emphasized that the project is unique as it provides opportunity to diversify Ukrainian energy position.
Delaying implementation of the project is dangerous according to President Yushchenko.

“We may be simply left behind if we continue to organize political debates around the project”, - he said. Beside that President rejected statements about corruption in project’s realization.

Victor Yushchenko also reminded that pumping Caspian oil through the pipeline has been foreseen in international obligations of Ukraine, therefore it is not in power of the authorities to question that.