Ukraine is seeking more than $16 billion from Russia's Gazprom in an appeal to a Stockholm arbitration court, Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday. Kiev is challenging the price of Russian gas and billions in debt which Moscow says it accrued.
Lithuania is taking the lead in the EU’s antitrust case against Gazprom, which could fine Russia’s biggest gas supplier more than $10 billion, according to the Russian Ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov.
There are no reasons why Russia and Argentina should’t have bilateral ties, Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said, stressing that it is “absurd” to deem Russia a threat. Kirchner spoke to RT in her first interview to a foreign media in five years.
Bulgaria has reportedly inked a deal on a new “gas corridor” with Romania and Greece which will be completed in 2018, and is expected to cut the country’s almost total dependency on Russian natural gas.
Gazprom says it will guarantee the transit of up to 47 billion cubic meters of gas to Greece after the construction of a gas pipeline from the Greek-Turkish border. The company’s CEO Aleksey Miller confirmed the deal.
The UK is forcing Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the $10 billion L1 energy fund, to sell dozens of newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in the next 3-6 months on fears more Russia sanctions could shut down the gas fields.
Russia denied media reports that it is going to give Greece a loan of up to $5 billion as advance payment for future transit profits from a future gas pipeline. The sum was mooted by the German magazine Spiegel.