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Ukraine warns EU that transit of Russian gas via Ukraine territory may stop
ITAR-TASS ^ | 3-27-2014 | ITAR-Tass

Posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf

KIEV, March 27. /ITAR-TASS/. A warning came to the European Union that transit of Russian natural gas to the EU via Ukrainian territory may stop.

This warning is made in a letter Yuriy Prodan, appointed by the Supreme Rada as minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine, addressed to EU Energy Commissioner Guenter Oettinger, the press service of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.itar-tass.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gas; nato; russia; ukraine
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Just out on TASS. Short article is all there is for the moment. I'll post more as it comes.

Ukraine is now threatening to stop the flow of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

IMO, this is about getting military forces and help from Europe. Europe has to have that gas.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

RELATED:

Ukraine to raise pumping price for transit Russian gas
http://zik.ua/en/news/2014/03/27/ukraine_to_raise_pumping_price_for_transit_russian_gas_474532


2 posted on 03/27/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Such a tangled web we weave.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: tcrlaf

TASS would not be the most reliable source for this story, it maybe a Russian red herring. If true this will be on AP soon. It would also be a breaking story on the German press wires or Der Spiegel.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: tcrlaf

I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tcrlaf
A warning came to the European Union that transit of Russian natural gas to the EU via Ukrainian territory may stop.

Not to worry, the Saudi group will step in to save 'em, they're generous that way.

6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Jim Robinson

100,000 troops from what I heard.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 12:28:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: AU72

Either way, it was still very wise for Angela Merkel to shut down their nuclear energy producing capability and coal fired plant capability as well. Smart move.

She was on the money when she said Putin was out of touch with reality.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 12:30:39 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: tcrlaf

Ukraine showing their actual colors? In that case I’ll pull for putin.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tcrlaf
Ukraine warns EU that transit of Russian gas via Ukraine territory may stop

Gee, if we only knew someone who could build a Keystone pipeline and supply their energy needs. /sarc

10 posted on 03/27/2014 12:32:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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Yes, sometimes it is the story in our eyes ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud7TsATY5eo .. Prayer for a Not ... but here goes.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yup, he’s the underdog in this whole mess.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 12:41:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

This may wind up being an economic war, more than a shooting one.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson
I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.
I agree. In fact, I think that's the excuse he's waiting for. I'm not sure the threat will be enough, but if Ukraine actually stop the flow of gas, I think the Russians will move in.
14 posted on 03/27/2014 12:44:08 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: tcrlaf
Ukraine is now threatening to stop the flow of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

Well then say goodbye to Ukraine. It's will be West Russia now.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: 1rudeboy

In any event, for our children’s children’s children ... Here we go.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 12:47:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Scutter

The article is short on details (although the authors no doubt have the underlying letter in their possession). I would suggest that the reason the passive voice is used in the article is because there is no threat by Ukraine to shut off the gas, but rather a statement of fact: if Ukraine is invaded by Russia, that could tend to put the pipelines in harm’s way.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT by Agog
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To: 1rudeboy
Guess we can tune into cnn for tranquility.
18 posted on 03/27/2014 12:49:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Whatever floats your boat . . . .


19 posted on 03/27/2014 12:51:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Once upon a time ... I remembered a Question of Balance. Of course that was obama’s and his minions first order of destruction. Okay, lame-stream media are you and your children safer yet?


20 posted on 03/27/2014 12:54:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 1rudeboy

Thank You for am still looking for the Land I once lived in.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gas might stop flowing through Ukraine. If it does, it will resume flowing through the newly “annexed” Ukraine.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:56:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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Thank You Lord ... Give Us the secrets to their soul, Lord.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: All

If I remember my history correctly, didn’t cutting off natural resources from Japan piss them off enough to bomb Pearl Harbor? Will the EU bomb Russia? Or will they bomb Ukraine since they’re the ones closing the valves.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 1:01:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Ukraine (imho)


25 posted on 03/27/2014 1:03:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tcrlaf

How’s that “Green” energy working for everyone?


26 posted on 03/27/2014 1:09:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: tcrlaf

Do that and Russia will invade, and the EU will let them.

Not very smart. The Rebels are getting stupid.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 1:12:29 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.”

I wonder if the Ukrainians have mined the gas terminals and pipelines?


28 posted on 03/27/2014 1:12:40 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Well, they might want to rethink that if they did.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 1:16:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why does nearly everyone posting on this thread take the ITAR-TASS article at face value? This is a Russian government controlled source.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 1:18:57 PM PDT by Agog
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To: Agog; Jim Robinson

(imho) and I do not claim to speak for Jim but I truly believe the posts are accurate. Once more, I do not speak for Jim and this is my opinion only.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 1:23:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tcrlaf

Russia owes Ukraine compensation for Crimea and the 50+ ships they have pirated. Pretty cut and dried. They will have to pay up eventually.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Agog

I know what you mean. It probably has just about as much objectivity as the AP or UPI. Or CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NYT, WP, LAT, Reuters, McClatchy, Gannett, etc, etc, etc.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 1:29:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lodi90

With the IMF doing that job what is the answer from the IMF would be my thought.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 1:30:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Agog

(which are all wholly owned subsidiaries of Big Government, Inc.)


35 posted on 03/27/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tcrlaf
If true this is certainly a very, very dumb move on the part of Ukraine.

It would assure EU assistance to Russia in their final conquest of Ukraine.

36 posted on 03/27/2014 1:33:05 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Jim Robinson

I do understand your meaning, although I had more in mind a White House press release.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 1:34:43 PM PDT by Agog
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To: Mariner

Yes, and in my mind we are T- 60 hours and counting.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 1:35:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Ukrainian neo-Nazis just stormed the parliament, calling for more revolution. Country is in near total anarchy, more to come.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: lodi90

“Russia owes Ukraine compensation for Crimea and the 50+ ships they have pirated. Pretty cut and dried. They will have to pay up eventually.”

They could just take it off of the debt that Ukraine owes Russia already, which is about 9% of Ukraine’s total GDP.

What is the going scrap value of a trashed 40-year old ex-Russian frigate, anyway?


40 posted on 03/27/2014 1:46:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

What is the going scrap value of a trashed 40-year old ex-Russian frigate, anyway?
__________________________

I think thieves generally get to pay full retail for a new ship.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 1:49:24 PM PDT by Agog
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To: Mariner; All

YOU, the American Taxpayer, is loaning Ukraine $1 Billion dollars. The IMF, of which we assure 60% of, is loaning Ukraine $18 Billion. We all know this one will never, ever be paid back.

Russia is raising the price of Ukraine’s gas by 79%.

So YOU are paying Putin for Ukraine’s gas. Ain’t it wunnerful?


42 posted on 03/27/2014 1:50:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

With 80,000 Russian troops massed at the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia should be cutting off its gas supplies to Ukraine, thereby assuring that the Ukrainians will be out of gas when the invasion comes.

And it will be all the better for Russia if Ukrainian officials announce, as they’re doing now, that THEY, not the Russians, are responsible for cutting off Europe’s gas. Then everyone will hate the Ukrainians and cheer Russia’s invasion so the gas can be turned on again.

The Ukrainians would be wise to surrender to Russia immediately.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

There was a demonstration in front of the parliament. It dispersed. The end. I do know that Russian TV was playing this up for all it was worth and it seems like you’re lapping it all up like a credulous fool.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT by Agog
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

More on that from Twitter:

Rebecca Harms 1h
this is the 3rd or 4th protest of today at Rada

Rebecca Harms 1h
I just walked to Rada. Saw no storming but very very noisy right sector protest in front of building.

Nina Byzantina 1h
Allegedly, Ukraine’s national guard refuses to stop the Right Sector protest in Kiev.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Agog

The “Right Sector” wants a shooting war against Russia. IMHO, not real smart.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 1:59:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

What they want or don’t want won’t affect Putin one way or the other. Putin will find or manufacture whatever pretexts he believes are necessary to justify an invasion.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT by Agog
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To: tcrlaf

It’s like that little, bitty dude in the “Beyond Thunderdome” flick yelling, “Embargo!”


48 posted on 03/27/2014 2:18:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s Tass, BTW: Russians projecting against their world of western enemies again. The Russians have implied threatens of embargoes and hiked prices before.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: no-to-illegals

CNN has socialist private sponsors. In Russia, Russia is the sponsor.


50 posted on 03/27/2014 2:23:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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