Putin Floats Merger of Gazprom, Ukraine's Naftogaz

4th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

In a proposal that seemed to take his Ukrainian counterpart by surprise, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suggested merging Gazprom with Ukraine's national energy company, Naftogaz Ukrainy. If it materializes, the merger would give Russia a say in running Ukraine's pipelines, which are essential for gas transit to Europe.

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