Russia's new advanced corvette to take part in Sea Cup-2017Military & Defense July 24, 10:30
Russian first 3D printed satellite to go into spaceScience & Space July 24, 10:19
Kyrgyzstan was threatened with missiles for hosting US airbase, president saysWorld July 24, 9:56
IMF confirms recovery of Russia's economy in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 8:47
Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plantSociety & Culture July 24, 2:54
MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and tradeBusiness & Economy July 23, 23:48
Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV ratesSociety & Culture July 23, 21:41
Serbian filmmaker Kustirica says Crimea’s reunification with Russia is natural processSociety & Culture July 23, 21:40
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded - TVWorld July 23, 21:35
NOVO-OGARYOVO, February 25. /TASS/. Gazprom breached no contract terms with gas supplies through border points in east Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
"It has become known to us that Kiev suspended gas supplies [to the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk republics] referring to alleged damage to gas pipelines," Putin said.
"At the same time, Gazprom is fulfilling the contract signed back in 2009 and an addendum to it made in October last year. In full compliance with this contract, it supplies gas to Ukraine under advance payments made for the volumes, which Ukraine needs," the Russian president said.
These contracts also stipulate border points, Putin said. "Gazprom is not breaching any provisions," he added.
"As for the damage to the gas pipeline, I don’t know for certain but I know that these regions are home to about 4.5 million people. Just imagine that these people may be left without gas supply during the winter period. In addition to the hunger there as is already stated by the OSCE and the humanitarian disaster, just imagine these people may also be left without gas supply," Putin said.