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24 JulyEconomics
The threats and opportunities brought by Gazprom's probable termination of gas transit through Ukraine after 2019
20 August, 2015Politics
Ukraine’s Minister for the Power and Coal Industries talks about the gas balance, the chances of modernizing this sector, and the role of oligarchs in the Fuel & Energy Complex in an exclusive interview for The Ukrainian Week
8 July, 2015Economics
A number of challenges and opportunities are coming Ukraine’s way as the European gas market undergoes a major restructurin
20 August, 2014Economics
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Alan Riley, Professor of Law at the City Law School, City University of London, about Ukraine’s energy potential, its weak spots and the prospects of the South Stream
30 June, 2014News
More diversions to damage Ukraine’s gas transit system and overall infrastructure could take place within the next few weeks. This could help Russia boost its Nord Stream says Mykhailo Honchar, Chair of the Strategy XXI center for global studies
28 June, 2014News
The European Commission says that threats to “punish” European companies that supply or transit gas to Ukraine by Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller are absolutely unacceptable
17 June, 2014News
Ukraine’s Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk believes that Russia has disrupted gas talks not least because of the upcoming visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU, he said when speaking in Parliament
11 June, 2014World
The EU is beginning to take concrete action against its excessive dependence on Russian gas
10 June, 2014News
The reform of Naftogaz does not entail a transfer of property rights for Ukraine’s gas transit system or its underground gas storage facilities, Naftogaz’s press-service reports
10 May, 2014News
G7 leaders are expected to sign off on an “emergency response plan” to assist Ukraine this winter if Russia restricts gas supplies. The Independent reports.
4 April, 2014Security
The energy sector was always the sore spot that Russia hit every time Ukraine went “too far” in exercising its independence. And the Kremlin was always able to bring the “unruly” Ukrainians into line again. This is how it was, but now things have changed: Ukrainians are no longer afraid of pain and have a chance to fundamentally reform the energy sector in the interests of society. The Ukrainian Week talks to Mykhailo Honchar, one of the few Ukrainian experts who view this sector from the standpoint of Ukrainian society and national security rather than personal gain
13 February, 2014News
NAK Naftogaz Ukraine cuts supply of gas to 11 oblasts to the minimum level necessary to keep the transit system in operation, its press service reports
23 December, 2013
So what are the December 17 deals with Russia? A victory or a defeat?
23 December, 2013
The European Union is not prepared to get into a bidding war with Russia for Ukraine. But it appears that the attraction of European living standards, rule of law and democracy remain strong with Ukrainians, particularly the young. Mr. Putin's Russia offers nothing that can compete with that.
23 December, 2013World
Under its current government, Ukraine may be a prize not worth winning
21 November, 2013News
“The EU has unblocked a long-stalled gas deal to help Ukraine cut its dependence on Russia. The deal would allow Ukraine to receive gas shipments from neighbouring Slovakia,” The Financial Times reports.
7 November, 2013News
After export of liquefied gas to US decreased, Western energy companies are happy to supply Ukraine with gas, but there are still a lot of obstacles, including the interests of oligarchs whoa are close to Yanukovych and Gazprom, The Economist says.
6 November, 2013World
Ilham Aliyev’s victory in the October 9 show election signals that the regime in Baku pushes Azerbaijan further into the authoritarian abyss with silent consent from the West
6 November, 2013News
On Tuesday, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Eduard Stavytskyi and representatives from Chevron signed a 50-year agreement with the Ukraine to develop oil and gas in western Ukraine.
24 October, 2013News
Instead of buying much gas from Russia and paying high price for that, Ukraine may get efficient and use less gas, Roman Olearchyk in his article for FT blog beyondbricks says.
16 October, 2013News
Germany’s trade, financial, and investment policies towards Russia, notably on the issue of natural gas, have contributed to re-shaping the post-Soviet Eastern European geo-economic landscape. As a result, Ukraine could become a hostage of Berlin’s recent Ostpolitik, Andreas Umland, DAAD Associate Professor of Political Science, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy admits in his article for The Foreign Policy Journal.
15 October, 2013News
A desperate plea from Kyiv to Brussels for help to import more gas from EU markets at lower prices than those charged by Gazprom was lost in the recent buzz over Tymoshenko case, The Financial Times reports.
9 October, 2013News
Vladimir Putin’s statement of Gazprom’s discount for gas sold to Ukraine is an attempt to portray himself as Ukraine’s benefactor, comments Mykhailo Honchar, Energy Programme Director at the NOMOS think tank
9 October, 2013News
Russian banks issue a USD 750mn loan to Ukraine while Gazprom sells gas to stock up Ukraine’s underground storage facilities for the winter at a discount price of USD 260 per 1,000 cu m, Vladimir Putin says at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit press-conference
7 October, 2013News
The biggest weapon in the European Commission's arsenal, is preparing he complaint against Russia's abuse of the European gas market, journalist for the Economist and the author of the book ‘The New Cold War’ Edward Lucas says.
27 September, 2013News
Ukrainian government has selected an international consortium led by ExxonMobil and Shell to develop the Skifska natural-gas field in Ukraine's sector of the Black Sea, RFE/RL reported
20 September, 2013Economics
Heavy dependence on exports of fuels has brought Russian economy to the verge of a deep recession
9 September, 2013World
Ineffective business model of the Russian gas monopolist makes it a weaker promoter of the Kremlin’s policies abroad
6 September, 2013News
On September 6, High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected submission of Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal to revise her verdict in the gas case to the Supreme Court
28 June, 2013News
EU plans to lower dependence on Russian gas in south-eastern member states have suffered a setback with the death of the "Nabucco" pipeline scheme, reports EUobserver
27 June, 2013News
The shale gas revolution represents a strategic milestone in Ukraine's new drive for energy independence
25 June, 2013News
Ukraine plans to increase the capacity of its underground gas storage facilities to 50bn cu m, Eduard Stavytskyi, Energy and Coal Industry Minister told journalists on June 25 in Luxemburg.
18 June, 2013
Recent economic news gives one a feeling of déjà vu
17 June, 2013News
Eastern-European Fuel and Energy Company (SYePEK) owned by Serhiy Kurchenko whose business is linked to Viktor Yanukovych's Family, according to some Ukrainian politicians, starts negotiations to buy nearly 5bn cu m from Gazprom annually.
31 May, 2013Politics
The consequences of the latest agreements between Yanukovych and Putin
28 May, 2013News
Nearly 60% of Ukrainian citizens say that the Ukrainian gas transit system (GTS) should remain state-owned, a survey by the Razumkov Centre reveals.
27 May, 2013News
On May 26, Viktor Yanukovych visited Russia and met with Vladimir Putin. No official statements or agreements were disclosed subsequently. Earlier, the media reported that Yanukovych has a meeting with the Customs Union member-state leaders in Astana scheduled for May 28-29 under the framework of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, and the memorandum on Ukraine’s status as an observer in the Customs Union could be signed at the next meeting of EurAsEC member-state leaders.
17 May, 2013Politics
The government is replacing an alternative source of gas imports with an alternative trader
13 May, 2013News
“Kiev’s attempt to return to talks with the EU about the consortium should be seen as an attempt to strengthen its own position in its negotiations with Russia,”expert at Center for Eastern Studies, Polish think-tank, says in his analytical report for the institution.
31 March, 2013Economics
After the first two gas revolutions – natural gas in the 20th century and unconventional fuels in the early 21st century – the world seems to be on the eve of a methane hydrate era
31 March, 2013Economics
Shell’s Vice President on Ukraine Graham Tiley talks to The Ukrainian Week about Shell’s Ukrainian partners and inflated fears of the damage shale gas production could do to the environment
25 March, 2013News
President Viktor Yanukovych regime and his Family will first and foremost benefit from shale gas extraction in Ukraine, Alexander J. Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, writes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.
20 March, 2013News
“A return to the presidential system, coupled with a stable and disciplined parliamentary majority, has given President Viktor Yanukovych unprecedented political powers,” write political analysts Sławomir Matuszak and Arkadiusz Sarna in their report From stabilisation to stagnation. Viktor Yanukovych's reforms.
22 February, 2013Security
Instead of ending total dependence on Russian gas, the Yanukovych regime appears to be ready to give the Kremlin Ukraine’s gas transit system in exchange for a share in RosUkrEnergo-2
21 February, 2013
And excellent orator and Ukrainophile, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov claims that Ukraine's gas transit system is not that important as an element of the state's independence and energy security. He seems to forget, though, that it secures not only the transit but also the delivery of natural gas across Ukraine and has underground storage facilities that can be used to store imported gas, as well as that extracted domestically
8 February, 2013Economics
The main groups of influence within the conglomerate in power are trying to use the gas confrontation with Russia to achieve their own ends
26 September, 2012World
President Putin is nervous. Western experts believe that the European Commission has a good chance of winning the conflict regarding Gazprom’s monopoly prices on Central European markets
18 June, 2012Economics
Shale gas extraction, if implemented, could turn Ukraine into an influential player on the European gas market
2 June, 2012Security
Edward Chow: “The Ukrainian authorities seem to put themselves in an ever worse position”
3 May, 2012Politics
On 13 April, the Verkhovna Rada passed an amendment to the Law On Pipeline Transport to Reform the Oil and Gas Complex, which provides for the re-organization of Naftogaz, currently a national joint stock company.
12 March, 2012Society
Given the low quality of utility services, particularly heating, many Ukrainians are switching to autonomous heating. The Ukrainian Week has found, however, that this kind of independence is not always justified
23 February, 2012Security
Gazprom’s aggressive policy during the abnormally cold weather in Europe hints at problems in Mr. Putin’s energy empire. However, it appears that Ukraine will not benefit from this
15 February, 2012Politics
Ukraine is losing the fight for Azerbaijani gas to the more aggressive Russia and Turkey
2 February, 2012Politics
The plans to decrease Ukraine’s dependence on Russian gas disclosed by Mr. Azarov’s Cabinet are still nothing more than a populist campaign. Thus, they look like yet another “mutually beneficial” deal with the Russian Federation
2 February, 2012Politics
Some post-soviet republics have staunchly chosen to diversify their energy flows. As a result, they are successfully exiting the trap of energy dependence
1 February, 2012Politics
Russia’s gas talks with Ukraine are just a small element of its geopolitical game. The jackpot is control over energy supply to Europe
12 December, 2011World
Cheap fuel may cost Belarus its sovereignty. Is Ukraine next?
1 November, 2011Economics
Ukraine risks losing control over its domestic gas market to Gazprom
13 October, 2011Politics
If Ukraine fails to change its gas deals it needs to use the opportunities they offer strategically
7 October, 2011Economics
The uproar surrounding the gas wars hides the real roots of Ukraine’s energy dependence. It originates from oligarchs who prefer not to modernise their plants and rely on their shadow arrangements with Russia
6 October, 2011Politics
Ukraine will only be able to avoid turning into yet another one of Moscow’s puppet and the promoter of its interests on the EU border if the EU insists on keeping political processes in Ukraine within democratic limits
9 September, 2011Politics
Something that happened on September 5 signals that the government’s bid to deliver a guilty verdict in the Yulia Tymoshenko case is heading into the homestretch.
8 September, 2011Politics
While the defense and the prosecution argued over who the witnesses really supported, the former revealed Ukrainian politics in all its “glory”
7 September, 2011Economics
Can the government complete the first practical energy source diversification project and reduce dependence on Russia?
30 August, 2011Politics
Having started rough play against all warnings, Ukraine’s regime finds itself in a deadlock
29 August, 2011Politics
Throughout all 20 years of the new history of Ukraine, schemes have been used for energy resource supplies, to the detriment of the country, but which made specific people much richer
17 August, 2011Economics
The draft update of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine through 2030 places major emphasis on developing the electrical power industry sector on the foundation of the coal and nuclear industries
5 August, 2011
Kyiv has cooled towards the Kremlin. For how long?
5 August, 2011Politics
The success of Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawsuit against Dmytro Firtash in the U.S.A. will depend on whether she can prove that he has violated the rights of the Ukrainian people
13 July, 2011Economics
Recent events in the center of Europe proof again that he who controls the infrastructure has the best chance of success
16 June, 2011Politics
The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) recently published a report titled “Economic pressure and Ukraine’s security policy.” IFRI is one of the most influential private think tanks in France. Its list of invited speakers includes Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko
11 May, 2011Economics
Russia utilises express diplomacy and media campaigns to have its South Stream overcome its construction being behind that of Nabucco
14 March, 2011Economics
Building an NLG terminal in Ukraine could be a move to diversifying gas suppliers—or just a waste of taxpayer money
11 March, 2011Economics
This spring, A95 gasoline is looking to break the UAH 9/l barrier—which could force 74% of Ukraine’s drivers off the roads
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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