LUKoil's subsidiary - LUKOIL-Ukraina - is planning to open 16 gas stationsin Ukraine by the end of 2002, the press service of the oil companyreported to RosBusinessConsulting. At present, 134 LUKoil gas stations arefunctioning in Ukraine. The company sells its oil products in BelayaTserkov, Nikolayev, Vinnitsa, Kherson, Cherkassy as well as theIvano-Frankovskaya and Chernovitskaya regions. The most ramified networksof LUKoil gas stations are located in the Kiev and Odessa regions - morethan 70 gas stations -, and in the Republic of Crimea - 20 gas stations. .
Photos show many anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU slogans that the farmers use in their demonstration. One of the banners attached to a tractor calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring "Ukraine, Brussels and our rulers” to order