The Verkhovna Rada sped up the modernisation of the gas transportation system and the “death of the South Stream” 

The Verkhovna Rada speeds up the modernisation of the Ukrainian gas transportation system which may allow to suspend the construction of the “South Stream.”

246 members of the Parliament voted on the inclusion of the according bill prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers into the daily agenda.

According to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, who reported on this bill in the Rada, Ukraine necessitates significant financial investments in its energy sphere. Continue reading

Saakashvili: Putin’s style does not change, in 2005 the gas pipeline from Russia to Georgia was blown up. 

As a result of sabotage Russia received the opposite result – Georgia reconstructed its energy system and practically stopped being dependent on supplies from the Russian Federation, stated former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili. 

Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili compared the explosion on the gas pipeline in Poltava oblast with the events in Georgia in 2005. He writes about this on his Facebook page. Continue reading

Arseniy Yatseniuk: The gas Bacchanalia is part of Russia’s plan to eliminate Ukraine, but I will not go down without a fight.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk stated that the government intends to fight for a market price on Russian gas. 

Prime Ministers Arseniy Yatseniuk claims that the “gas Bacchanalia” is part of Russia’s plan to destroy Ukrainian sovereignty. He stated this on Tuesday, June 17th, from the Parliamentary booth, reports the website of the government.

“This is part of the plan which prescribes a whole number of means to destroy Ukrainian independence and sovereignty. It began with the annex of Crimea, destabilisation of the situation in Donbas and Luhansk, financing terrorists, sending bandits to Donbas territory, transit of weapons, equipment… Now gas pressure is being put on Ukrainian consumers, an economical blockade… This is Russia’s plan,” said Yatseniuk.

To his mind, all of this is happening because Russia cannot grasp the fact that Ukraine is an independent state. He emphasised that it is not a coincidence that the gas conflict arose on the even of the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

“But it is not up to Russia to decide where we are to go. And we are headed towards the European Union,” said Yatseniuk.

He also stated that the Ukrainian government offered the Russian side to establish a gas price consisting of two components: during the so-called “low season” – $300 per thousand cubic metres, during central heating season – $385. But Russia refused this offer.

“I will not go down without a fight. We will fight for the price which is on the market, honest and fair,” emphasised the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

Source: Gordonua

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

About gas as a solution for the problem with Russia

While the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia, who is acting on the territory of our country through its mercenaries, continues in the East of Ukraine, the leadership of the EU, and the leaders of European countries, prefer to pretend as if nothing extraordinary is happening.

Nobody mentions the virtual third package of sanctions in Europe, and if they do, it is with some unwillingness and laziness. Europe does not wish to intervene in the conflict with Russia, caring exclusively for its own economical and political benefits, as the implementation of the third sanction package against the Russian Federation may negatively influence the EU’s shaky economy, which, on its part, will increase unemployment and escalate the socio-economical situation.  Continue reading

Ukraine preparing for gas shutoff on Monday

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Ukraine is preparing for a complete gas shutoff on Monday, June 16, as well as the interruption of gas transit to Europe. The announcement was made by the head of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev, reports Espreso TV, June 14.

“We’re preparing for the worst-case scenario, a full zero,” Kobolyev stated on TV channel 24.

On Friday, June 13,  Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the appropriate ministries, the leadership of Naftogaz of Ukraine, and the oblast state authorities to switch to the plan of operation to be implemented in case Russia suspends gas delivery on Monday, the government  press service stated, June 13, as reported by Espreso TV. Continue reading

Kyiv refused Moscow’s “gas trap” and is hoping for the Stockholm Court

Brussels – The trilateral talks regarding the solution of the Russian-Ukrainian gas conflict, which is carried out with the involvement of the EU, have hit a dead end. Yet another round of talks in Brussels have ended without any results. The Russian offer of the $100 discount was refused by Kyiv. Meanwhile the EU Commission is counting on finding compromise regarding the loan payments and the gas prices for Ukraine before next Monday. 
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Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorist attempts on gas pipeline

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Gas pipe at storage facility in the village of Mryn, Ukraine — Reuters

Ukraine’s government urges Europe to block the South Stream pipeline which would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated in Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Tuesday, June 3, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

“Before the presidential elections there were two terrorist attempts on Ukraine’s gas pipeline system in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast,” Yatsenyuk said. Continue reading

The EU Noticed Kadirov’s Men in Ukraine, However Now Is The Time for Gas Talks Instead of Sanctions

Brussels – The EU expects Russia to further remove its army from the border with Ukraine, to begin cooperation with the newly-elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and to use its influence on the separatists in the eastern regions of Ukraine for the de-escalation of the conflict. This message was put into a statement regarding Ukraine by the heads of states and governments of the European Union, affirmed at the informal summit in Brussels on May 27th. This is the first meeting on the highest level in the EU after the elections to the European Parliament and the presidential elections in Ukraine.

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