UKRAINE TO REPAY GAS DEBT WITH PIPELINES, BOMBERS? Premier Viktor Yushchenko said on 1 August that Kyiv is considering repaying its gas debt to Moscow by putting part of Ukraine's gas pipeline network at Russia's disposal, Interfax reported. Yushchenko added that the property conceded to Russia in debt repayment would remain in Ukrainian ownership and "under Ukrainian management." Yushchenko confirmed previous reports that Kyiv is also considering giving Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers to Russia to help pay its gas debt. JM