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Ukraine Transfers Gas Prepayment to Russia’s Gazprom
Dec06

Ukraine Transfers Gas Prepayment to Russia’s Gazprom

Ukrainian state-owned utility Naftogaz has paid USD 378 M to the Russian concern Gazprom, in line with to its plans to have booked a billion cubic meters by the end of 2014.Gazprom confirmed within a few hours the news announced Saturday on Naftogaz’s website.The move comes after Ukraine, Russia and the EU Commission adopted on October 31 a...

‘Bulgaria, South Stream Want Each Other, Prick Each Otner, “Dad” Does Not Allow’
Dec06

‘Bulgaria, South Stream Want Each Other, Prick Each Otner, “Dad” Does Not Allow’

Bulgaria’s “Mom” Brussels and its “Dad” Washington had warned Bulgaria to suspend its funding if it allows South Stream on its soil, Russian news agency RIA wrote on Friday.”Bulgaria has more than once changed its decision whether or not to let South Stream on its territory. “Mom” and...

Bulgaria to Lose Role as Gas Transit Country – Gazprom CEO
Dec06

Bulgaria to Lose Role as Gas Transit Country – Gazprom CEO

Bulgaria, and not the European Union, should be blamed for the demise of the South Stream project, Russian energy concern Gazprom’s CEO Alexey Miller has reiterated.Miller told a Russian TV channel on Sunday Bulgaria would lose the role of a transit country it is currently enjoying, carrying 18 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to...

Mogherini Calls on Russia to Avoid Involving Balkans in Dispute over Ukraine
Dec06

Mogherini Calls on Russia to Avoid Involving Balkans in Dispute over Ukraine

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Russia not to involve Southeast Europe in the Moscow-Brussels dispute over the Ukraine crisis.Mogherini’s comments come after Russia announced earlier this week it was scrapping the South Stream gas pipeline project, citing Bulgaria’s reluctance to unfreeze construction.Her...

Brussels supports Bulgaria against South Stream blackmail
Dec05

Brussels supports Bulgaria against South Stream blackmail

Until recently, top European Commission officials were making it plain they were not particularly interested in and even disapproved of the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that was supposed to deliver Russian gas across the Black Sea to the Bulgarian coast, and from there, by land to Central and Western Europe. The shock of Vladimir...

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on ‘Day of Silence’
Dec05

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on ‘Day of Silence’

Following a meeting with the heads of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies on Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko declared December 9 as a “day of silence” in eastern Ukraine. If the December 9 ceasefire is observed by both sides, it will be a positive step towards the implementation of the Minsk accords. Ukraine is ready to start withdrawing...

The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream ‘Taught Its Friends a Lesson’
Dec05

The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream ‘Taught Its Friends a Lesson’

Falling oil prices and Western pressure have forced Russia to cancel South Stream, according to an article published in the online edition of The Economist. Highlighting that Russia’s cancellation of the pipeline project “has taught its friends a lesson”, the article describes South Stream as an attempt by Moscow to “regain sway in...

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on “Day of Silence”
Dec05

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on “Day of Silence”

Following a meeting with the heads of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies on Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko declared December 9 as a “day of silence” in eastern Ukraine. If the December 9 ceasefire is observed by both sides, it will be a positive step towards the implementation of the Minsk accords. Ukraine is ready to start withdrawing...

Government in Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on “Day of Silence”
Dec05

Government in Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on “Day of Silence”

Following a meeting with the heads of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies on Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko declared December 9 as a “day of silence” in eastern Ukraine. If the December 9 ceasefire is observed by both sides, it will be a positive step towards the implementation of the Minsk accords. Ukraine is ready to start withdrawing...

The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream “Taught Its Friends a Lesson”
Dec04

The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream “Taught Its Friends a Lesson”

Falling oil prices and Western pressure have forced Russia to cancel South Stream, according to an article published in the online edition of The Economist. Highlighting that Russia’s cancellation of the pipeline project “has taught its friends a lesson”, the article describes South Stream as an attempt by Moscow to “regain sway in...

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