Comments on: Russia-Ukraine row: up close and personal http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Curtis Horn http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5281 Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:53:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5281 Americans up north bought fuel oil last summer trying to hedge against higher prices. Do you think they got out of the contracts when oil went down? No way. They signed a written contract. I wonder if the Russians know what a signed contact is stating the price agreed on for gas. This is why the US has lawyers and the court sytem to letigate disputed contracts. Be careful what you sign!!!

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By: Clifford Decker http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5164 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:49:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5164 Putin, who has an eye for beauty and a Russian proclivity for conquest, might be a bit non-plussed that his private meeting and the troika afterward did not yeild the personal results that he might have wished.

Yulia, supremely aware that she has the charm and beauty to turn a bear into a lamb, uses that asset to her and Ukraine’s best interests with her superior brain power.

The real factor is that Putin needs Yulia, and Yulia needs Putin, to keep and maintain good Russian/Ukranian relations for both of their interests, and especially to keep a lid on the charged atmosphere surrounding the corrupt oligarghy of the oil industry that has enriched all of the players.

Little different exists from that of the American cabal of Republican players and their Wall Street enablers that lubricate the gears of the American oil plutocracy.

There is very little difference between the Ukrainian and Russian oil industries and the American industry. Each are corrupt to their bones, and both have had and do have corrupt actors in power positions inside and outside of their governments.

What difference that does exist comes with the extradinary beauty, charm and brains of Yulia Tymoshenko which neither Russia or the United States can match. She has the admiration of the world, and especially of the male rulers of the world, a fact of which she is well aware.

When she has the Presidency of Ukraine in 2010 she will use her assets to her fullest capability for Ukraine and for herself.

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5160 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 08:57:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5160 Putin is a weak man – he gives in to his base instincts and shows himself up as a small person acting like a dictator.

To shut off gas supplies during a bitter winter and make thousands suffer and even die, is an act of extravagant spite and malice.

His lack of good judgement and his rancour over the loss of the soviet empire, makes him a bitterly vengeful leader who seems more at home in the ignorant 1920’s than 2009.

His post-empire blues are becoming his hubris, and he is gradually losing his credibility by following an increasingly fascist line.

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By: Godo http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5159 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 08:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5159 Blame Ukraine… Russia sells product, take it or leave it. That’s the price.
The gas was more than $140 and no one jumps so hight for that?

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By: Al http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5151 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:58:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5151 Once again Ukraine is stealing gas intended for us here in Europe. I hope our governments react properly this time.

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By: Derek http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5141 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 17:22:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5141 Putin spells Cold War 2 out for us. He is an ex KGB agent who feels the Soviet Union was sold out by people like Gorbachev. Medvedev is just a puppet of Putin’s ambitions. With a President like Barack Obama I hope the United States can counter Putin’s aggressive action.

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By: Naveen kumar http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5136 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 14:33:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5136 I dont agree that Russia broke the agreement, from the article I understood the agreement was signed in Oct when the prices were going up and so as per agreement the prices will not decided on market price but was pre determined. Now the prices are really low and Ukraine is not willing to pay as written in agreement (because the market prices are low now and probably less than what agreed in agreement), hence Ukraine refuses to pay the price as agreed.
Just my opinion.

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By: Sb http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5129 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 03:52:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5129 Well, as expected (done this in the past ) Ukraine is yet again siphoning off gas intended for others. Stealing it is. Either our way or we steal it anyway. Good for you, orange revolutionaries! Good for you!

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By: hopesome http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5115 Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:14:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5115 Across the globe, it seems to me, is a game of tit for tat, two no trumps and best man win. My children behaveing in the same way would have been ‘grounded’ long before now, so why doesn’t someone stand up to the childish goings on of governments and their leaders before they all blow themselves and us with them.

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By: Nick http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/04/russia-ukraine-row-up-close-and-personal/comment-page-1/#comment-5110 Mon, 05 Jan 2009 17:04:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2063#comment-5110 Putin is crazy – a child at the men’s table.

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