THE UKRAINE HAS NOT LOST INTEREST IN IRAN-ARMENIA GAS PIPELINE

Panorama.am
15:03 04/05/06

The Ukraine is interested in the construction of Iran-Armenia gas
pipeline, the Ukrainian Ambassador Alexander Bojko told a news
conference today in the National Press Club. According to him,
alternative sources of energy are important for the Ukraine.

"However, the Ukraine needs billions to participate in the project
and without the financial support of the European banks that is not
possible," he said.

Speaking about higher tariffs on gas, A. Bojko noted that gas is a
serious matter both for Armenia and the Ukraine. According to him,
giving the 5th energy block of Hrazdan thermo power plant to Russia
was forced and the government should take the responsibility for
it.