Ecuador police calls teens, parents to beware of ‘Blue Whale’ suicide challengeSociety & Culture April 28, 8:00
China to begin construction of its own orbital station in 2019Science & Space April 28, 7:48
Syrian troops retake major gas field near Palmyra — mediaWorld April 28, 7:06
French giants Auchan, Peugeot face prosecution in Ukraine over work in CrimeaBusiness & Economy April 28, 6:13
White House boasts it ‘isolated Russia’ at UNWorld April 28, 6:07
St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
Russians to be proud of its F1 racer Daniil Kvyat - Toro Rosso principalSport April 28, 3:02
Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declined to say in an interview with Bloomberg television straightforwardly if he believes in the possibility of renouncing the monopoly role played by the natural gas industry giant, OAO Gazprom.
“If this should be done, we should do a minute forecasting of all the aftermaths of the move,” Medvedev said. “This is possible in theory because we have independent suppliers of natural gas now but we mustn’t lose money.”
“That’s the main thing,” he said. “Money’s standing above other concerns and the rest is just talking.”
Medvedev recalled along with it that Gazprom is the largest supplier of natural gas, “which acts absolutely precisely on all of its contract commitments.”
“I think that’s very important for the European customers,” he said. “Its conduct is clear and predictable.”
Simultaneously with this, Medvedev leveled sharp criticism at the EU’s Third Energy Package.
“It exerts a destructive impact on the existing ties – both for Russia and for Gazprom, and it implies a renunciation of the previously signed agreements and the restructuring of the opportunities available at present,” he said. “We believe this is tantamount to an encroachment on the effective agreements and we’ll continue detailed discussions with our partners on the issue.”