Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Article: more bad news on Gas front

Another EDM article here:

"The cycle now seen -- with Ashgabat seeking debt payment, Plachkov and Ivchenko stonewalling, and Yushchenko promising to act while inviting Niyazov to visit -- became a familiar pattern during 2005 and seems to persist. Incoherence, conflicting messages, lack of transparency, and undue influence of group and personal interests continue to characterize Kyiv's response to the gas and other crisis phenomena, despite the hopes that been placed in the Orange government. Pro-reform ministers have been reduced to secondary roles on gas policy, at a growing cost to Ukraine's interests."

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