Replying to the Russian President letter warning of a threat to gas transit through Ukraine, the EU said Gazprom should follow its contractual obligations, urging an early warning of any possible disruptions.
The UK Chancellor George Osborne is tightening the screws on the tax dodging UK super-rich, as he’s proposing to increase fines for those who hide their money in offshore tax havens and send them to jail even if they didn’t intend to evade tax.
Lawmakers in Ukraine have started preparing a lawsuit against Gazprom, as they think the price of Russian gas is exorbitant and politically motivated, Ukraine’s coup – appointed Energy Minister Yuri Prodan has said.
President Putin has written to 18 European countries, warning that Ukraine’s debt crisis has reached a “critical” level and could threaten transit to Europe. He also called for urgent cooperation, blaming Russia’s partners for a lack of action.
Russia’s Gazprom has bought 100 percent of Kyrgyzgaz for a symbolic $1, as it also undertook to cover the company’s $40 billion debt. The deal makes Russia’s gas monopoly the sole gas supplier to Kyrgyzstan.
Russia’s ONEXIM group, owned by tycoon Michael Prokhorov, has sold the technology and development rights for its Yo-mobil hybrid vehicle to the state-run NAMI institute for 1 euro. The falling ruble and slowing car market could triple the project cost.
The founder of VKontakte, Russian biggest social network, Pavel Durov has withdrawn his resignation as the company’s CEO, after saying he was leaving on April 1. Posting his resignation on April Fools' day was a hint it wasn’t final, Durov said.