Edition: Lublin 2010
The article is mainly focused on the position of Ukraine as the transit country for the Russian natural gas. The major problem is the Ukrainian position and sovereignty, how it could be maintained between Russia and the European Union. The author is convinced that the new president Victor Janukovytsch faces the question of how to combine the Russian political and economic pressure with European investment. This would guarantee the Ukrainian balance of power in its territory which might positively affect its position.