Category Archives: gas trade

UKRAINE: AN UNSEEN IMBROGLIO?

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The administration of President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov appears to be in confusion. On the one hand it faces a large bill from Russia’s Gazprom for portions of unused gas, along with

UKRAINE: AN UNSEEN IMBROGLIO?

David Marples and Myroslava Uniat The administration of President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov appears to be in confusion. On the one hand it faces a large bill from Russia’s Gazprom for portions of unused gas, along with

Moving West is ‘Lesser Evil’ for Ukraine

David Marples On March 30, the EU and Ukraine initialed the text of a new agreement that includes a “deep and comprehensive free trade area.” Is Ukraine now moving irrevocably westward? Of late, one finds many apocalyptic accounts about Ukraine:

Moving West is ‘Lesser Evil’ for Ukraine

David Marples On March 30, the EU and Ukraine initialed the text of a new agreement that includes a “deep and comprehensive free trade area.” Is Ukraine now moving irrevocably westward? Of late, one finds many apocalyptic accounts about Ukraine:

UKRAINE’S GAS PROBLEMS AND HOW TO RESOLVE THEM

David Marples Ukraine continues to discuss prices for gas and the volume that should be purchased from Russia, which in turn, through the state-run Gazprom, makes demands on its neighbor, while threatening to divert more supplies to its Nord Stream

UKRAINE’S GAS PROBLEMS AND HOW TO RESOLVE THEM

David Marples Ukraine continues to discuss prices for gas and the volume that should be purchased from Russia, which in turn, through the state-run Gazprom, makes demands on its neighbor, while threatening to divert more supplies to its Nord Stream

IS UKRAINE LEAVING THE EUROPEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY?

David Marples As Ukraine’s relationship with the EU continues to flounder over human rights issues, the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the lengthy detention of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, there are signs that the government is

IS UKRAINE LEAVING THE EUROPEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY?

David Marples As Ukraine’s relationship with the EU continues to flounder over human rights issues, the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the lengthy detention of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, there are signs that the government is

Yanukovych’s Motives Murky

David Marples The news that imprisoned former Premier of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is now facing charges of embezzlement, linked to her time as the president of United Energy Systems of Ukraine in the 1990s, raises questions about the motivations of

Yanukovych’s Motives Murky

David Marples The news that imprisoned former Premier of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is now facing charges of embezzlement, linked to her time as the president of United Energy Systems of Ukraine in the 1990s, raises questions about the motivations of

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE: A NEW STAGE IN THE GAS WAR

David Marples Introduction The public furor over the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tended to overshadow another critical issue, namely that of gas and energy relations between Ukraine and Russia. Indeed in many respects it is a

RUSSIA AND UKRAINE: A NEW STAGE IN THE GAS WAR

David Marples Introduction The public furor over the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tended to overshadow another critical issue, namely that of gas and energy relations between Ukraine and Russia. Indeed in many respects it is a

Gas Fuels Ukraine’s Political Strife

David Marples Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial in Kyiv for negotiating a gas deal with Russia two years ago that was allegedly unfavorable to Ukraine. Last week she was hauled off to jail for her behavior

Gas Fuels Ukraine’s Political Strife

David Marples Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial in Kyiv for negotiating a gas deal with Russia two years ago that was allegedly unfavorable to Ukraine. Last week she was hauled off to jail for her behavior

THE NEW GAS DEAL: THREATS AND RISKS FOR UKRAINE

Katja Malyhina The harshest dispute in the history of the “gas wars” between Russia and Ukraine is over. On January 19, in Moscow, the Ukrainian energy supplier “Naftogaz Ukrainy” and its Russian counterpart “Gazprom” signed a new gas deal for

THE NEW GAS DEAL: THREATS AND RISKS FOR UKRAINE

Katja Malyhina The harshest dispute in the history of the “gas wars” between Russia and Ukraine is over. On January 19, in Moscow, the Ukrainian energy supplier “Naftogaz Ukrainy” and its Russian counterpart “Gazprom” signed a new gas deal for

Update: Who is behind the leaked protocol on Russian-Ukrainian energy trade? The Ekonomichna Pravda version.

On June 7, Ekonomichna Pravda (EP), the business spin-off of Ukrains’ka Pravda, published an article entitled “Gas Subversion,” which seeks to refute most of the claims made in the Glavred piece discussed in our previous posting. While confirming the authenticity

Update: Who is behind the leaked protocol on Russian-Ukrainian energy trade? The Ekonomichna Pravda version.

On June 7, Ekonomichna Pravda (EP), the business spin-off of Ukrains’ka Pravda, published an article entitled “Gas Subversion,” which seeks to refute most of the claims made in the Glavred piece discussed in our previous posting. While confirming the authenticity