Putin promises German businessmen to continue gas transit through Ukraine

During the meeting with top German managers in Sochi on December 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the launch of a new gas pipeline does not mean that Russia will stop gas transit through Ukraine.

Representatives of the German business insisted on maintaining the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine. "Time is running out. It is important to maintain gas transit through Ukraine because this will ensure long-term and reliable supplies of Russian gas to Europe. Considering the …


Kyiv is ready to accept payment of Gazprom's debt with gas

Executive Director of Ukraine’s Naftogaz Group Yuriy Vitrenko wrote on his Facebook page that negotiations between the heads of Ukraine's Naftogaz, Russian gas giant Gazprom and the new Ukrainian pipeline operator, “ Ukraine’s GTS (gas transmission system) operator”.

According to him, they talked about the future gas transit. He said that the European Commission asked the parties to discuss the settlement of the past claims and current rulings of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Gazprom …


Zelensky on Paris meeting: I want to understand if Putin wants to end the war in Donbas

On the "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster" TV program, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Yes, all presidents will have bilateral meetings," he said.

Volodymyr Zelensky said that during the Normandy Four Summit in Paris, all leaders will hold personal meetings. The Ukrainian President also added that he is not nervous before the meeting with Vladimir Putin. The only thing the Ukrainian President is afraid of is the …


Kremlin promises to respond to new US sanctions against Russia

Russia will respond to the US sanctions imposed against eleven Russian citizens, and six Russian companies, reports the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The reason for sanctions was Washington's accusation of cyber fraud.

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to the "politicization" of the US claims. Diplomats note that if Washington's representatives had "real evidence," they would have appealed to the Russian side to conduct an audit. According to the Foreign Ministry, no such …


Russia halts modifications at Iranian centrifuge after Tehran decides to start enriching uranium there

The Russian state corporation Rosatom has stopped working on a project to modify two cascades of gas centrifuges for the production of stable medical isotopes at an Iranian facility in Fordow.

The subsidiary of Rosatom, TVEL Fuel Company,  explained that the response was prompted by Tehran’s decision to start enriching uranium at the facility, now that Iran has reduced its compliance with the nuclear deal.

“The enrichment of uranium and the production of stable isotopes cannot be carried out …