Ukraine, Russia, EU: Gas Politics

Antal Dániel of Central Europe Activ believes that Ukraine is “one of the most corrupted countries, a quasi-bankrupt and quasi-failed state” and quotes Gazprom's deputy chairman to emphasize that “the EU must find out what it want to do with Ukraine.” Hugo Lane of Lands Far Away… argues in the comments section that “the final gas agreement has taken us a step closer by finally bringing transparency to the gas business in Ukraine.” On his blog, Lane writes that “[t]he biggest loser here though is Gazprom and Putin. Only the willfully blind (i.e. Gerhard Schroeder) can now hide from the notion that Gazprom is being used as a vehicle for Russian foreign policy and is not a normal company.”

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