About: Vladimir Chizhov Archives

  • Russia disappointed with EU leaders about WWII parade

    News | Global Europe 06-05-2015

    Speaking to the press in Brussels on Tuesday (5 May), Russian Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov conveyed the message that the EU leaders who decided not to attend the 9 May celebration of the allied victory in World War II are in fact offending his country, who, in his opinion, made the greatest sacrifice to defeat Nazism.

  • Chizhov: The Gazprom case is political

    Interview | Justice & Home Affairs 27-04-2015

    The Gazprom case was not initiated by EU-based energy companies, but by the Lithuanian government, which was at that time involved in arbitration with Gazprom, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Ambassador to the European Union, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Russia sheds light on Turkish Stream project

    News | Global Europe 06-02-2015

    EXCLUSIVE/ A telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday (5 February) covered the situation in Ukraine and the South Stream and Turkish Stream pipeline projects, the Kremlin announced. In the meantime, the Russian Ambassador to the EU provided EURACTIV with some insight on Russian plans.

  • Chizhov: Sending arms to Ukraine is ‘the worst possible idea’

    Interview | Europe's East 06-02-2015

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine can only be resolved by political means. Arming Ukraine is the worst idea under present circumstances, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's Ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV, in an exclusive interview.

  • Chizhov: Russia stands ready to cooperate with the new Commission

    Interview | Global Europe 21-10-2014

    Russia is fully prepared to reinvigorate its relations with the new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. “I would suggest that we should not concentrate on slogans, or debate whether our relationship is strategic or not, but rather look into the substance”, the diplomat said. 

  • Moscow: Ukraine expects the West to pay its $3.1 billion gas bill

    News | Energy 21-10-2014

    Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said yesterday (20 October) that Ukraine is counting on “international support” to pay off its $3.1 billion dollar (€2.43 billion) debt to Gazprom by the end of the month.

  • Russia warns EU against Ukraine’s hardliners

    News | Global Europe 09-09-2014

    The Russian ambassador to the EU warned Tuesday (9 September) that an Ukrainian admission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) would create the biggest security risk in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and warned against hardliners in Kyiv who may seek to derail a fragile peace process in eastern Ukraine.

  • Renzi leads belated effort in support of South Stream

    News | Global Europe 10-06-2014

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was the driving force behind a joint letter in support of the South Stream project to the European Commission by the leaders of the countries through which the gas pipeline would pass, EURACTIV has learnt. But the effort appears wasted as Bulgaria has now ordered work on the initiative to stop.

  • Chizhov: ‘Russia has never been isolated and cannot be isolated’

    Interview | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    EXCLUSIVE / As leaders of the G8 will get together without Russian President Vladimir Putin at today's G7 meeting in Brussels, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke to EURACTIV about this summit, the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, EU-Russia energy relations and the Ukraine  crisis.

  • Bulgaria to build South Steam despite Commission warnings

    News | Energy 03-06-2014

    The European Commission asked the Bulgarian government to suspend work on Gazprom's South Stream gas pipeline, pending a decision on its conforming with EU law, it was announced today (3 June). But the Bulgarian Socialist Party, which is the senior partner in the country’s minority government, was quick to reply that its construction will continue as planned.

  • Chizhov: For Russia Ukraine is more important than G8

    Interview | Europe's East 05-03-2014

    EXCLUSIVE / If the West decides to sanction Russia by boycotting the G8 summit in Sochi, this gathering of the world’s major players will not become a G7, but will simply disappear, and Russia will not see it as a blow, because it considers Ukraine as more important than G8, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 

  • Chizhov: Russia doubts that majority of Ukrainians want EU integration

    Interview | Armenia 07-10-2013

    EXCLUSIVE / Russia is not threatening Ukraine, but trying to explain to its neighbour the downside of EU association, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. He also said that even if Kyiv signs the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in Vilnius in November, the next Ukrainian parliament may not ratify it.