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The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine on interaction in case of operation of the main oil pipelines

of July 26, 1995

The government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine which further are referred to as the Party

in view of that the main oil pipelines Samara - the Western direction and Grozny - Armavir - Labour, passing on the territory of Ukraine, and also production and technological communication on them, are the integral technological part of single system of the main oil pipelines for providing the Parties with oil products of consumers,

considering that these oil pipelines ensure the interconnected functioning of group of oil refineries of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus,

considering that on these oil pipelines transportation of oil products to consumers of Ukraine and the third countries is performed,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The main oil pipelines Samara - the Western direction and Grozny - Armavir - Labour, passing on the territory of Ukraine, and also production and technological communication on them (further - objects of oil pipelines), are operated by the companies of joint stock company of pipeline transport of oil products Transnefteproduct (further the referred to as JSC Transnefteproduct). In case of accomplishment of the functions on operation of the specified objects of oil pipelines of JSC Transnefteproduct is guided by the legislation of Ukraine.

Article 2

Understand as terms: "the main oil pipeline" the oil pipeline with linear latches and stations of cathodic protection, pumping pumping stations with reservoir reservoirs and without them, Items of control and control of the oil pipeline, production and technological communication on it, utility lines of consumers of the oil pipeline, repair and operational Items and the infrastructure providing safe operation of the oil pipeline;

"operation of the oil pipeline" - servicing and repair of the equipment and pipeline.

Article 3

Operation of objects of oil pipelines is performed with preserving the existing schemes of management.

Article 4

Transfer of oil products on pipelines to consumers of Ukraine is performed based on agreements (contracts) for their transportation signed with JSC Transnefteproduct.

Article 5

Transit of oil products on the pipeline Samara - the Western direction, passing on the territory of Ukraine, is performed based on the agreement (contracts) for their transportation signed between buyers or sellers and JSC Transnefteproduct.

The customs clearance of transit deliveries is performed according to legislations of the Parties.

The oil products repumped on the territory of Ukraine and further overloaded on the railroad for transportation to the third countries, are not exposed to customs taxation.

Article 6

The service fee on ensuring transfer of oil products in the territory of Ukraine is performed by the companies of JSC Transnefteproduct according to the signed contracts with business entities of Ukraine.

Article 7

JSC Transnefteproduct performs operation of objects of oil pipelines with observance of all necessary organizational, technical and ecological actions ensuring safety of their functioning.

Article 8

Activities of the business entities of the Russian Federation operating objects of oil pipelines in the territory of Ukraine are regulated by the current legislation of Ukraine.

Article 9

Performing diagnostics and works on cleaning of internal cavity of pipelines, and also natural disaster response, the fires, accidents and damages on objects of oil pipelines are made by the Party operating oil pipelines.

For bystreyshy mitigation of consequences of these circumstances and accomplishment of the specified works of the Party grant the right to special emergency and recovery divisions of objects of oil pipelines of the Parties freely to import and/or export on the territory of the concerned party the necessary equipment and materials according to the sheet of technical equipment of these divisions.

The property which is temporarily imported on the territory of one of the Parties for a period of up to one year for mitigation of consequences of accidents and carrying out planned repair work on objects of oil pipelines is not subject to taxation by duty and other taxes according to legislations of the Parties.

Article 10

In case of drawing the surrounding environment of damage as a result of violation of technology of operation or accidents on objects of the oil products which occurred because of service personnel or equipment failure, the companies of JSC Transnefteproduct indemnify loss to the Ukrainian Side and/or its business entities and physical persons according to the current legislation of Ukraine.

Article 11

The parties agreed to resolve all matters of argument which can arise during action of this agreement, by negotiations and consultations.

Article 12

Modification and amendments in this agreement is made as agreed by the parties.

Article 13

This agreement becomes effective from the date of receipt of the last notification on accomplishment of each of necessary parties for this purpose of interstate procedures.

The agreement voids after the termination of six months from the date of the written notice of one of the Parties of the intention to stop its action.

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