23 Total Quotes

Sergei Kupriyanov Quotes

We were ready to meet the Ukrainian people halfway ... We received a refusal. That means the Ukrainian authorities were determined to have a conflict from the start, and from January 1 to ... start stealing gas from European consumers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#People

Ukraine rejected the option, which shows that the Ukrainian authorities had planned a conflict in advance, i.e. planned to tap, or simply steal, gas intended for European consumers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Conflict

Ukraine has reportedly started tapping Russian gas intended for European consumers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Consumers

Surprisingly, as of December 30, they [Ukraine] have not said how much natural gas they want Russia to supply next year. They simply cannot give a figure, cannot say how much gas they need.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Russia

The agreement with Moldova for 2006 has not been signed yet.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Agreement

The [tapping] volumes are very large and can be, probably, compared to what we supply to Germany in three days.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Germany

We are now providing more natural gas for all our consumers both in Russia and abroad, and we are not going to put up with Ukraine using the gas meant for European customers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Russia

However, we will not put Ukrainian people into a difficult situation.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#People

Rejection of the solutions we proposed will play a very bad havoc on the Ukrainian economy and, which is most unfortunate, on the Ukrainian people.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Economy

The price for natural gas and other energy resources has increased several times in recent years. And leaving the price for Ukraine unchanged or slightly raising it would be unreasonable.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Energy

We were ready to come to an agreement with the Ukrainian people... Our offer was rejected.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Agreement

Moreover, Ukraine will be stealing gas from the European Union, which it is so eager to join. All responsibility for shortage of Russian gas supplies to European customers will lie completely with the Ukrainian side.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Responsibility

The conditions we are proposing for next year are in full accordance with work principles we apply while dealing with our European partners, both in eastern and western Europe.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Principles

We don't plan to put up with the fact that gas destined for European customers is being used in Ukraine. We understand it's cold, but Ukraine isn't the only place where it's cold. No one gave Ukraine the right to take more gas than contracted.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Customers

From both a technical and legal point of view, we have all the reason to cut gas supplies for Ukrainian consumers from January 1.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Reason

We believe agreement will be reached when contracts to last throughout 2006 have been signed.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Agreement

We cannot make special exceptions for Ukraine.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Exceptions

There is a danger that after having proposed to freeze the price for the first 10 days of January, the Ukrainian side will then want to freeze it for another 10 days.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Danger

We have information from the ground that shows Ukraine has started illegally siphoning off Russian gas destined for European consumers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Information

Ukraine refused, which shows that the Ukrainian authorities planned a conflict from the very beginning, i.e. to tap, or rather steal, gas intended for European consumers.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Beginning

Our action will be tough and resolute if Ukraine siphoned off gas from the transit pipeline without permission.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Action

The rest we can sell to North America and China.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#America

We just want European countries to understand that we have other alternatives in terms of gas sales. If the European Union wants our gas, it has to consider our interests as well.
Sergei Kupriyanov
#Sales