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OSW Studies | | Sławomir Matuszak

The Ukrainian oligarchic system, which developed into its ultimate shape during Leonid Kuchma’s second presidency, turned out to be very durable. The nature of close relations between the government and the oligarchs has not undergone…

Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak

On 15 August, the Ukrainian Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources, Eduard Stavytski, announced the results of the tender to extract gas and oil from the Skifska deposit on the Black Sea shelf. The winner was a consortium which…

OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz A Olszański
The country’s government assumed, during the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovych alike, that Euro 2012 would provide a major impulse for economic development and show that the young Ukrainian state was capable of…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 29 March, the state-owned Naftogaz announced that it is seeking to open a credit line for $2 billion with Russia’s Gazprombank for a period of 7 years. By way of explanation, Naftogaz said that it did not have the resources to pay…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Sławomir Matuszak

When Moldova and Ukraine joined the Energy Community in May 2010 and February 2011 respectively, they committed themselves to adopting and implementing a series of European Union directives relating to gas, electricity, renewable energy…

Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak

Although details were not given, it can be concluded from earlier statements by the Ukrainian government that this will involve a significant increase in the extraction of its own gas, as well as taking deliveries from Azerbaijan, and…

Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
On 17 January, there was another round of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations on the revision of the gas contracts from 2009, which have been ongoing for many months; however, this latest session did not produce any results. The main…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Last December and this January, the DTEK company (which belongs to Rinat Akhmetov’s SCM group) won the tender to buy share packages in three thermal power plants: Zakhidenerho (45.1%), Dnieproenerho (25%) and Kyivenerho (25%), as…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Sławomir Matuszak, Ewa Paszyc
On 28 December in Moscow, the energy minister of Turkey, Taner Yildiz, sent Prime Minister Vladimir Putin a note giving Russia permission to build the South Stream gas pipeline through Turkey’s exclusive economic zone. The note’s…