The political and economic crisis in Ukraine could deteriorate further as Moscow decides to scrap the country's gas price rebate. Some Ukrainian companies are already looking at alternatives for heat and power.
Report from Chernihiv.
As the EU executive deliberates on the controversial gas pipeline planned to link Russian gas supplies with German consumers, many believe Nordstream II could still fall victim to the EU's energy policy.
Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been voted head of the board of Rosneft, as the oil giant seeks to boost its business in Germany. Other Russian firms are also investing in the country, despite the sanctions.
Polish energy concern PGNiG says it's won a European Court of Justice stay on high-volume gas deliveries by Russia's Gazprom through the pipeline "OPAL." The conduit forwards supplies to the Czech Republic and Germany.
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