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Russia's Cutoff of Natural Gas to Ukraine: Context and Implications

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Publication Date: February 2006

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RS22378

Topic: Energy (Natural gas industry)

Coverage: Russia (Federation) Ukraine

Abstract:

This report examines issues surrounding Russia's request for higher prices for natural gas that it exports to Ukraine, which culminated in Russia's temporary cutoff of supplies to Ukraine in January 2006. Implications for the two countries and for U.S. interests are explored. The report may be updated as events warrant. Related products include CRS Report RL32845, Ukraine's Orange Revolution and U.S. Policy, by Steven Woehrel; and CRS Issue Brief IB92089, Russia, by Stuart D. Goldman.