Energy: EU calls for transparency over Ukraine gas transit deals

Yulia Tymoshenko, then PM of Ukraine, shakes hands with Russia PM Vladimir Putin in 2009 on what became a controversial gas transit deal (photo:dpa)
Yulia Tymoshenko, then PM of Ukraine, shakes hands with Russia PM Vladimir Putin in 2009 on what became a controversial gas transit deal (photo:dpa)

The Ukraine gas trade is caught in a mire of political and economic turmoil, and is further weakened by accusations, corruption and scandal. This third and final report in a series on gas movements in Central Asia looks at the situation in Ukraine and considers the efforts it is making to meet Europe's demands to end corrupt practices and operate transparently.

UKRAINE is a country embroiled in long-standing conflicts over energy. No other factor has been as debilitating for the country’s development as its role as a transit area for Russian oil and gas, pumped from Western Siberia to customers in the European Union.

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