Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LII

No 5

2-Feb-2009

CASPIAN

Russia-Ukraine Gas Agreement Under Threat From Kiev Political Split

A fragile compromise between Russia and Ukraine that enabled the resumption of gas supplies to Europe after an outage of more than three weeks is under threat from political rumblings within Kiev. The Ukraine government is split in the run-up to presidential elections scheduled for January 2010, in which President Viktor Yushchenko faces a challenge for the presidency...