Gazprom has confirmed the suspension of gas supplies to Ukraine from 10:00am MSK on July 1. Russia’s gas monopoly will not supply gas to Kiev without prepayment, no matter what price, said company CEO Aleksey Miller on Wednesday.
Russian nuclear giant Rosatom offers its European partners reliable and efficient solutions in the field of nuclear power plant construction, as well as modernization and output, said the head of Rosatom France, Andrey Rozhdestvin.
The Canadian government has widened anti-Russian sanctions. Gazprom, its oil subsidiary Gazprom Neft along with Surgutneftegaz and Transneft are included in the list which Canada had previously added to in February.
Russia has become the third largest player in the China-led Asian infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), having received a 5.92 percent voting share, while China and India gained 20.06 percent and 7.5 percent respectively.
For the next three months, Ukraine will pay $247 per 1,000 cubic meters for Russian gas, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a day before the so-called ‘summer gas package’ for the second quarter expires.
The two parts of the new Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline will be operational by the end of 2019, said Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. Gazprom expects Germany’s BASF subsidiary Wintershall to join the project in September.
Russia’s Bashkortostan is ready to host the 7th BRICS summit and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the capital Ufa, the republic's president Rustem Khamitov told RT. It’s hoped the events will bring the region to a new level, he said.
Russia should take into account the position of EU countries that have actively opposed the policy of Western sanctions when preparing a reciprocal response, says Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko.
In May China imported a record 3.92 million metric tons of crude oil from Russia, which is equivalent to 927,000 barrels per day. Russia has become Beijing’s top crude supplier for the first time since October 2005.