Ukraine-Russia Near "Serious Conflict" Following
Explosion In Largest European Gas Transit Pipeline
By Tyler Durden
17, 2014 "ICH"
With 2 Russian TV journalists killed in recent days
and on the heels of Russia's cutting off Ukraine's
gas supply for non-payment, Interfax is reporting
ON UKRAINE GAS TRANSIT PIPELINE REPORTED: IFX
CITES UKRAINE INTERIOR MINISTRY ON GAS PIPELINE
say flames are reaching 200 metres high. Gazprom
shares are tumbling on the news (as should European
stocks) and Russia's Foreign Affairs Committee Chief
Aleksei Pushkov warned relations between Ukraine and
Russia have entered a new stage and are "moving
closer towards a serious conflict."
An explosion has struck a pipeline in the
eastern Ukrainian Poltava region.
Witnesses say flames from
the blast are up to 200 meter high, RIA Novosti
The “Brotherhood” natural gas pipeline (Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod)
is about one kilometer away from the nearest
injuries have been reported from the blast. Fire
fighting crews have been deployed to the scene.
Operating since 1967, the
“Brotherhood” is the largest consumer gas
pipeline in Europe,
clocking in at 4,451 km. It cuts through Ukraine
and runs into Slovakia, where it diverges in two
directions; with one part supplying gas to the
Czech Republic, Germany, France and Switzerland,
and the other to Austria, Italy, Hungary and
several countries in the Balkans.
Pipeline faucets are being tuned off as fire
fighters still can’t put out the flame.
Relations between Russia and
Ukraine have entered a new stage and are "moving
closer towards a serious conflict",
said State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee chief
did not recognise unilateral border demarcation
by Ukraine which was "contrary to all norms of
international law", Russia's ITAR-TASS news
agency quoted Pushkov as saying Tuesday.
attack on the Russian embassy, an attempted
attack on the consulate-general in Odessa,
insults to the Russian president, regular
arrests of Russian journalists -- I think this
is a deliberate decision co-ordinated with the
U.S -- all these are links of one chain," he
We are sure
the explosion/fire on the pipeline will further this
MINISTRY: FIRE BROKE OUT ON GAS PIPLINE, NO
MINISTRY SAYS INVESTIGATING CAUSE OF GAS
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