The comprehensive reform of the gas sector is one of the most important and most difficult reforms Ukraine has to implement.
Russia’s ability to sabotage the agreements is minimal in a situation where both Teheran and Washington appear to be interested in implementing them.
Contrary to previous announcements, Gazprom has not altered its strategy, and still treats Europe as its key market.
Slovakia has no chance of maintaining its traditional role as a key route for Russian gas to Western Europe.
The failure of the South Stream project has spurred a debate about the expansion of the gas infrastructure in countries of region.
Moscow’s consent to extend the winter package represents a concession to Ukraine.
The suspension by Naftohaz of gas supplies to the Donbas has been treated by Moscow as a pretext to unfreeze the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute.
The main elements of the ongoing transformation of Central Europe’s gas markets.
Russia's withdrawal from the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline has changed the situation on the gas market in the countries of region.
Most likely, the main reason behind Russia’s decision is Gazprom’s financial problems, which are partly a result of the sanctions.