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  • Ukraine energy minister: Russia blocks gas price talks to promote South Stream

    News | Energy 11-06-2014

    Following trilateral talks on gas pricing involving Russia and Ukraine and hosted today (11 June) by the European Commission, Yuri Prodan, the Ukrainian energy minister, told EURACTIV that Russia obstructed progress on purpose, as it wanted to convince its EU partners about the advantages of the Gazprom-favoured South Stream pipeline, which is intended to bypass Ukraine.

  • EU, Ukraine contradict each other on gas supply talks

     Video | Promoted content | Energy 27-05-2014

    EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said on Monday that 'substantial progress was made' but 'no breakthrough yet' in the negotiations on gas supply between Ukraine and Russia. However, Ukraine's state gas company, Naftogaz, said on Tuesday that no real progress was made with Russia's Gazprom over its gas debt and on pricing.