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2006-01-04 12:00:55

By Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine struck a face-saving deal on Wednesday to end a bitter dispute over gas prices that disrupted supplies to Europe and cast doubt on Moscow's reliability as a supplier. The European Union welcomed the five-year pact but still held talks on energy security after the sudden reduction earlier this week of Russian deliveries through Ukrainian pipelines, which supply a quarter of the continent's needs. The accord calmed tensions...

2006-01-04 02:58:08

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine struck a five-year gas supply deal on Wednesday after a bruising pricing dispute in which Moscow curtailed deliveries, hitting supplies to European consumers. Alexei Miller, chief executive of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, told a news conference the deal was effective from January 1 and would be based on a price of $230 per 1,000 cubic metres. "We have reached a final agreement. It is successful for Gazprom and we are satisfied," Miller told...

2006-01-03 10:43:52

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's gas deliveries to European customers returned to normal on Tuesday as it traded insults with former ally Ukraine over who was to blame for supply disruptions across the continent. Russian energy officials were set to meet counterparts from Ukraine on Tuesday to discuss the dispute but there was no sign of a softening of tone on either side in a dispute with clear political overtones. Russia switched off Ukraine's gas when Kiev rejected a...

2006-01-03 08:16:45

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said deliveries of gas to European customers were back to normal on Tuesday as its energy officials prepared to meet counterparts from Ukraine to discuss a dispute that hit supplies across the continent. Russia was piping extra gas to European states after its decision at the weekend to cut off deliveries to Ukraine led to a storm of complaints from countries across Europe who suffered disruptions to their own supplies. Moscow's dispute...

2006-01-02 15:14:09

By Meg Clothier and Nick Antonovics MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia was forced to all but abandon a gas blockade against neighbouring Ukraine on Monday after European trade partners complained that their own supplies were hit and warned Moscow relations would suffer. State-controlled Gazprom said on Monday it would restore full gas supplies to Europe by Tuesday, two days after the gas monopoly cut supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over a steep price hike. Gas deliveries across...

2006-01-02 07:25:43

By Meg Clothier and Nick Antonovics MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany warned Russia on Monday that its unilateral decision to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine could harm Moscow's economic relations with the West. Gas supplies through Ukrainian pipelines to Europe started to fall off dramatically, at the height of winter, as a result of the Russian blockade, which has aroused Western fears about insecurity in the energy sector. Russia, which takes over the G8 chairmanship for the first...

2006-01-02 05:37:03

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - European countries were enduring reduced gas supplies at the height of winter on Monday after Russia halted its deliveries to Ukraine, stirring fears about the use of energy as a political weapon. Russia, taking over the G8 chairmanship for the first time this month and aiming to promote itself as a reliable energy source, cut its neighbor's gas supplies on Sunday after Kiev refused Moscow's demand for a fourfold price rise. Moscow said it had no...

2006-01-01 06:21:18

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia began cutting off gas to Ukraine in a dispute that could hit deliveries to a wintry Europe on the very day that Moscow began its first term as chairman of the Group of Eight industrialized nations. The Russian state-owned supplier, Gazprom, said it had begun reducing pressure in the pipeline supplying Ukraine on Sunday after Kiev refused to pay the increased price Moscow was demanding. "In this situation, which is the fault of the...

2006-01-01 02:03:55

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia started cutting off gas supplies to Ukraine on Sunday, a move that could hit deliveries to a winter-bound Europe on the day Moscow makes its debut as chairman of the Group of Eight industrialized nations. Russian Gazprom said it would turn off the taps to Ukraine at 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) after Kiev refused to pay the increased amount Moscow was demanding for its gas and last-ditch efforts to resolve the price row failed. Russian news agencies...

2005-12-31 16:58:57

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said early on Sunday Ukraine had refused to sign a contract for gas supplies in 2006 and it was therefore cutting off supplies to the ex-Soviet state in a matter of hours. "As a result of a meeting held by President (Vladimir) Putin, Gazprom sent a signed contract for gas supplies to Ukraine for 2006," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told Reuters. "The new contract contained everything suggested by Putin -- supplying gas to Ukraine...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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