Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LII

No 2

12-Jan-2009

CASPIAN/REGIONAL

Russia-Ukraine Gas Crisis Escalates, Governments Far From Compromise

A long-running dispute between Moscow and Kiev over gas supplies erupted again in early January, with the two governments blaming each other for major disruptions to pipeline deliveries of Russian gas through the Ukraine to customers in Eastern Europe and the European Union. By 6 January most Central and Southeastern European countries were reporting major...