It appears that Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich has already taken the political decision to cede control over the transit pipeline network to Gazprom, in exchange for lower gas prices and long-term gas transit guarantees, writes Wojciech Kono?czuk.
Public dissatisfaction in Ukraine is rising but – paradoxically – it is “non-political”. Public willingness to join protests grow not because of the political situation, but due to worsening economic conditions, says Wojciech Kono?czuk.
The new East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline is expected "to strengthen Russia's position on the global raw materials market," writes Wojciech Kono?czuk, an analyst at the Warsaw-based Centre for Eastern Studies, in a recent paper.
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