In order to grow Russia needs to respect the rule of law. Russia and Gazprom are upsetting the European energy security as they are ignoring rules and arbitration rulings they had agreed to respect. And this is happening as so few of our European leaders are willing to stand up and demand that Russia be bound by the law.
Time has almost run out for Ukraine’s national gas company Naftogaz to cut a new transit deal with Gazprom before the old contract expires on January 1. The talks are going down to the wire, but Ukraine is calling on its European partners to have its back and hold Russia to account.
Naftogaz executive director Yuriy Vitrenko was in Berlin on November 26 to ask for Germany’s strong support in a series of meetings due in the coming weeks and gave a speech to assembled journalists, diplomats, analysts and politicians.
Naftogaz executive director Yuriy Vitrenko