JohninMK wrote: Moscow will seek a mutually acceptable solution in the gas transit dispute with Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
“I think we will find an agreement with Ukraine on gas,” he said during his press conference, adding “there’s no desire to escalate this situation with energy.”
According to the president, Russian gas transit through Ukraine will continue despite the construction of alternative pipelines because Moscow itself is interested in keeping the route.
Putin also called the Stockholm court’s ruling, which awarded the Ukrainian side $3 billion in the gas dispute with Russia, “politically motivated.”
Justifying the decision by referring to the difficult economic situation in Ukraine is nonsense, Putin added.
It is really in Banderastan's hands whether there will be a deal or not. So far the lunatics in Kiev are too busy shooting themselves
in the head to get around to making a gas deal with Russia. And the clock is ticking.
Putin does not have to say anything about the Stockhom kangaroo arbitration "court" ruling. It is self-evident nonsense. At no time
in history have business deals been overridden by charity considerations. Arbitration courts can only rule on the details of a signed
contract and not on social or environmental impacts. That is beyond their jurisdiction and for obvious reasons. I will bet that this
ruling will be called special and the precedent will never be applied to any party involving the west. The excuse will be that
the arbitration court has no jurisdiction. Throwing this kangaroo joke of a ruling into the memory hole is the only thing they can
do. Otherwise the west will lose trillions of dollars in the long run as assorted economically disadvantaged parties in the 3rd
world will be able to override any contract. Imagine colonial powers having to actually pay extra for resources!