Putin’s blackmail of Ukraine regarding gas delivery carries a caveat

Russia doesn’t have gas in volumes Gazprom has already managed to sell. Moreover, Russia has no gas anymore…

Voices of Ukraine

04.12.2014 Maidanua.org
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: https://maidanua.org/2014/04/shantazh-putinym-ukrajiny-schodo-postachannya-gazu-maje-podvijne-dno/  Image source: http://en.ria.ru/images/16346/89/163468919.jpg

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For many people, the following statement might seem false and defamatory, but don’t jump to conclusions and read this short text to the end.

Here’s the thesis: Russia doesn’t have gas in volumes Gazprom has already managed to sell. Moreover, Russia has no gas anymore, practically all gas on the Yamal [peninsula] has been extracted, sold, and the proceeds from it went into “Putin’s pockets.”

Another argument supporting this thesis, except for the widely known ultimatum to Ukraine about the $480 [per 1,000 cubic meters] price and the advance payment, is the dramatic decrease in quality of natural gas for the population in eastern Ukraine, at mininum. Chemical analysis of gas transported to the eastern oblasts [regions] of Ukrane during the past week, suggests that this is Uzbek gas [from Uzbekistan] which is clearly indicated by: a)…

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