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  Said Halmurzoev. Ukraine has found a way to do without Russia

2013 11 22

The story of the associated membership of Ukraine in the EU with the approach of the fatal summit in Vilnius is getting overgrown with new details. According to TheWallStreetJournal referring to the aware of the details European officials, Brussels is ready to conclude agreements with Kiev, allowing to start deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine from Europe. According to the authors of the article, this may facilitate the economic convergence of the country with the EU.

Presumably, the export will be organised from the territory of Slovakia by the gas transporting company Eustream, which will lead to redirection of rather large volumes of gas to the Ukraine - as you might guess, the Russian gas. However, because of the difference in price on gas between the supplied gas by "Gazprom" to Europe and to Ukraine, the final price for the re-export of gas to Kiev remains lower than that of Gazprom.

According to TheWallStreetJournal, a Memorandum of Understanding providing the start of gas deliveries by Eustream to "Ukrtransgaz" is ready for signing, and the Slovak operator will start accepting applications from Ukrainian consumers from the beginning of December to February. Actual supplies thus may not start until September next year. Until that time, Ukraine might theoretically use gas from underground storage facilities on its territory.

In one way or the other, the final decision on admitting Ukraine to the associated membership in the EU is still pending and the fight around it continues. It is quite possible that this information is a response to the recent rumours that Viktor Yanukovych allegedly decided to waive the association with the EU in exchange for the reduction of the price for Russian gas supplied to Ukraine.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Утро.ru” of 20 11 2013

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (69)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (86)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (40)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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