Russia never used and will not apply economic ties in issues not related to the economy, said on Wednesday the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Gazprom head Alexei Miller.
the meeting discussed issues related to the supply of gas to Ukraine. For example, Putin supported the proposal of the head of "Gazprom" extend mode nepredayavlenie Ukraine penalties for arrears of gas on a " take-or-pay (take or pay) for the powers of the second quarter. Miller said that the discount on gas for Ukraine was granted for 3 months, since the risks of a further decline in oil prices.
"Let us proceed from the fact that our partners felt a certain confidence in our intentions, remain normal business relations. Without a doubt, we never did - that they had confidence that we are not going to do in the future to apply our economic ties in the form of a lever in the solution of other issues with the economy are not connected, " - said Putin.
A new twist on that old theme was designated on February 19." Naftogaz of Ukraine "has stopped gas supplies in the Donbass, explaining that "critical damage" pipelines." Gazprom has taken the decision problem, using canned gas metering station - and in just a couple of hours, the Ukrainian side said suddenly animated the pipe and resumed gas supply to the region.
on a subsequent day of the event continued to evolve, but the situation does not become clearer. So, Naftogaz says that resumed gas supply in the region. Commissioners of Donbass gas comes specifically from Gazprom via the southern border with the Russian Federation (GIS "Platovo" and "Prokhorovka" )." Gazprom argues that the flow of gas through Platovo " and "Prokhorovka" agreed with the Ukrainian side. Read more in the article ""