Kiev has offered Moscow an extension of the transit contract for gas

Kiev offered Moscow an extension of the transit contract for gas

The head of the “Operator of the GTS of Ukraine” Sergey Makogon outlined the conditions proposed by Kiev.

The head of the company “Operator of the GTS of Ukraine” Sergey Makogon said that before the expiration of the contract for the transit of gas from Russia through the country, Kiev is ready to conclude the next one.

He also outlined the conditions under which the Ukrainian side is ready to take such a step.

As quoted by his website “TSN”, Makogon announced the persistent offer of the Ukrainian side to extend the contract without waiting for its completion in 2024.

He explained that if Germany and the United States show interest in this, then Ukraine has such an opportunity, and it is ready to conclude a new agreement even today.

The term of the document, according to Makogon, can be 10 – 15 years, and the volume of transit gas is about 45 billion cubic meters per year.

However, according to the head of the company, Russia remained silent on the proposal of the Ukrainian side.

As for the promises previously made by the German and American sides about maintaining the transit flow after the launch of Sevpotok-2, they are not backed up by anything.

The term used by them in the statement on the topic, namely, to use gas as a weapon by the Russian side, he could not explain.

“In my opinion, Russia is already using gas as a weapon”, – said the head of the company.

He added that this is proved by gas prices, the shutdown of enterprises in Europe and their bankruptcy.

Recall that at the moment, within the framework of the Russian-Ukrainian agreement, Gazprom will pump 65 billion cubic meters of gas through Ukrainian territory in the first year and 40 billion cubic meters each in four more years, until 2024.

As explained by the head of the company Alexey Miller, in the future the volume of transit will be regulated by the technical state of Ukrainian systems and economic feasibility.

As Topnews wrote, in early September, the FSB accused Ukrainian intelligence of sabotage on a gas pipeline in Crimea.


Musk became the richest man in history

Musk became the richest man in history

The fortune of the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, thanks to the growth in the value of the shares of the electric car manufacturer, has grown to $289 billion,

By Monday evening, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, became the richest man in history, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (212 billion dollars) in the Forbes list.

Now Musk’s fortune exceeds $ 271.2 billion, which became possible after a sharp jump in the value of Tesla shares by 13% after the publication of the company’s reports and a large number of orders of electric vehicles by Hertz.

Also, as a result, the value of Tesla itself exceeds $ 1 trillion.

Back in September, Musk’s fortune was estimated at $203.4 billion. However, it has approached $300 billion for the first time.

It is noted that the sharp increase in Musk’s fortune could have been influenced by his latest statement, where he condemned the latest tax proposals, according to which holders of a fortune of more than $ 100 million would be required to pay increased taxes on shares and bonds owned for at least three years.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Elon Musk hosted a techno party with dancing robots in Berlin.

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Moldova bought gas for the first time not from Russia

Moldova bought gas for the first time not from Russia

The purchase amount will be 1 million cubic meters.

The state-owned companies of Moldova and Poland, Energocom and PGNiG, signed a contract under which the Polish side undertakes to supply 1 million cubic meters of gas. This volume will arrive in the country on October 26.

According to representatives of the Moldovan government, the delivery is testing, because in the history of the country there have been no purchases not from Gazprom.

In addition, the authorities’ message indicates their intention to balance the low pressure in the natural gas supply system.

It is not reported at what price the blue fuel will be purchased.

It is known that the market price for fuel is about $ 1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters, Russia supplies them for 790, although in 2020 Moldova paid about 150 for a similar volume.

Recall that the decision to find a new supplier was made after the announcement of the energy crisis regime in the country on October 22.

According to RBC, with the normative 3 billion cubic meters per year (1.8 billion consumed by Transnistria), the contract with Gazprom expires in Chisinau in November.

The Russian side, namely Gazprom, offers Moldova a price 25% lower than the market price under the new agreement. The condition is the payment of the debt – 709 million dollars.

Official Chisinau does not agree to such conditions and insists on conducting an audit that would establish how such a debt appeared.

According to Moldovan Prime Minister Andrei Spynu, the countries agreed to conduct a joint inspection.

As for the contract with the People’s Republic of Moldova, fuel will be supplied to Moldova through checkpoints on the border with Ukraine. It is known that the tender for the supply was won by Warsaw in cooperation with ERU (Ukrainian-American group of companies).

In addition, against the background of the crisis in Moldova, Ukraine has pledged to supply 700 million cubic meters of fuel to its neighbor and another 16 million on condition of return, RIA Novosti reports.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that earlier, Moldovan President Sandu demanded that the Russian military leave the country. She did it from the rostrum of the UN.

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Political scientist: Putin predicted a gas crisis in Europe 11 years ago

Political scientist: Putin predicted a gas crisis in Europe 11 years ago

According to the Russian leader in 2010, countries will have to go to Siberia for firewood.

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared 11 years ago that Europe is threatened by a gas crisis, because EU countries refuse to conclude long-term contracts with Russia.

As political analyst Nikita Danyuk reminded the media in the Youtube show “Let me Say”, Vladimir Putin, who was then prime minister of the country, announced such a prospect at an economic forum in Berlin.

He pointed out that the crisis could threaten Europe due to the unwillingness to develop nuclear energy and pointed out that Germany is conducting an inefficient energy policy.

Then Putin expressed bewilderment at what the German authorities were going to do to drown the country.

“You don’t want gas, you don’t develop nuclear energy… And what are you going to do with firewood?” he said.

The prime minister added that Germany would otherwise have to go to Siberia for them, causing loud laughter from those present.

Danyuk stressed that the president, who perfectly understands the situation in the world, is a “brilliant strategist”, who more than 10 years ago turned out to be able to predict the energy crisis to which Europe is condemning itself.

According to the political scientist, Putin already understood the danger posed by spot fuel prices, and pointed to the prospects of long-term contracts, relying on common sense, and not selfish intent.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Poland’s lawsuit against Gazprom led to a sharp jump in prices for natural gas in Europe.

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Economist Delyagin spoke about the imminent “reset” of Russians’ savings, calling the timing

Economist Delyagin spoke about the imminent

The specialist told when the savings of citizens of the Russian Federation will be “reset”.

Economist Mikhail Delyagin made a forecast according to which by the end of 2021, inflation in the Russian Federation may exceed the level of 7.4 percentage points.

On the air of the YouTube channel “Aurora ” he admitted that such a devaluation of money would actually entail the devaluation of the ruble.

This, in turn, will lead to the zeroing of the savings of Russian citizens.

According to the expert, if goods continue to rise in price, and this process will not be able to slow down by the beginning of next year, then in January Russia will enter a new round of inflation after the recovery of activity on the way out of the holidays.

Delyagin pointed out the likelihood of a repeat of last year’s scenario, when goods quickly rose in price by mid-January.

He is confident that an increase in the key rate will not bring significant results and, on the contrary, may even lead to an aggravation of the situation in macroeconomics.

“An increase in the Central Bank’s key rate will not give tangible results, but, on the contrary, may provoke an aggravation of the macroeconomic situation, ”, – he said.

Delyagin added that the two main problems in our economy are the so-called money hunger and the shortage of money in circulation, which is aggravated by the rate increase.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Delyagin warned Russians with deposits about the imminent “big collapse ” of the dollar.

The specialist told what awaits holders of ruble deposits.


The dollar and the euro collapsed after the increase in the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

The dollar and the euro collapsed after the increase in the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

At the press conference on the key rate, Elvira Nabiullina wore a brooch with a bow and arrow.

On the eve of the Central Bank raised the key rate to 7.5%.

The head of the Russian financial regulator Elvira Nabiullina announced an increase of 0.75% compared to the previous level.

She noted that the corresponding decision was made due to too high inflation, which reached 7.8%.

The markets immediately reacted to the increase in the key rate: the ruble began to grow sharply. After the publication of information about the key rate, the dollar immediately collapsed by 1.8% to 69 rubles 81 kopecks, falling below 70 rubles for the first time since June 2020.

The euro lost 1.66% and stopped at 81 rubles 30 kopecks, which was the lowest since July 2020.

The media noticed that Elvira Nabiullina came to the press conference on the key rate with a brooch in the form of a bow and arrow.

The dollar and the euro collapsed after the increase in the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By the way, Senator Vasily Ikonnikov is confident that an increase in the key rate will lead to an increase in the cost of loans, as well as to curbing economic activity in Russia.

In an interview with RIA Novosti, he said that he did not welcome the decision of the Central Bank.

He is confident in the need to look for other instruments to curb inflation, pointing to the NWF, whose funds are not being used.

“It is necessary to change the financial and economic policy”, – the member of the Federation Council is sure.

The next meeting of the Bank of Russia on the key rate is scheduled for December 17.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Nabiullina decided the fate of the ruble denomination. The head of the Central Bank commented on the rumors on this topic.


Ukraine has offered Europe an alternative to Nord Stream 2

Ukraine has offered Europe an alternative to the

According to Zelensky, Ukraine offered Russia a 50% discount on gas transit to the EU.

Ukraine offered the EU an alternative to the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov made a statement according to which the country is ready to increase the capacity of gas transit from Russia to Europe.

He said that the system allows for the transit of large volumes of natural gas, especially in the current crisis period.

He suggested that the EU countries develop special conditions for the transit of additional volumes of gas through Ukraine, and not less than 55 billion cubic meters per year.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky made a proposal to provide Gazprom with a 50% discount on gas transit to Europe in excess of the figures stipulated in the contracts.

“Considering the current transit tariff, the discount will be, as I assume, 50%”, – he said.

Recall that Vladimir Putin previously spoke about the advantages of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. According to him, the supply of natural gas through the new system is 5.6 times more environmentally friendly than when supplied through Ukraine.

“Movement along the bottom of the Baltic Sea generally occurs without any emissions ”, – noted the President of Russia.

Earlier, topNews wrote that the Eternal Flame was extinguished in Chisinau. This happened after unsuccessful negotiations with Russia on gakh with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.


The Eternal Flame went out at the military memorial in Chisinau after the failure of gas negotiations with the Russian Federation

The Eternal Flame went out at the military memorial in Chisinau after the failure of gas negotiations with the Russian Federation

According to journalists, negotiations between Russia and Moldova with the participation of Kozak on gas ended in vain.

In Moldova, due to the gas crisis, there was a temporary shutdown of the supply of blue fuel to the Eternal Flame at the Memorial of Military Glory in Chisinau.

According to Interfax, with reference to the Moldovan Ministry of Defense, the agency asked the Chisinau-Gas company to turn off the gas at the Eternal Flame due to a decrease in pressure due to a decrease in pressure in the gas supply pipes, as well as due to strong wind, which is able to extinguish the fire.

The ministry recalled the emergency regime introduced from October 22 to November 20 by the Parliament of Moldova due to the situation in the energy sector.

Thus, the Ministry of Defense is confident that it is necessary to avoid a gas leak that could threaten security.

“The fire will remain extinguished until the resolution of the gas crisis”, – the Ministry of Defense of Moldova said in a statement.

At the moment, the gas supply to the Eternal Flame in Chisinau has been restored. This is reported by the Moldova 1 TV channel with reference to the country’s Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa.

According to her, the gas supply was restored within a few hours after the shutdown, and she called the situation with the shutdown a technical error, stressing that the Eternal Flame should not relate to the calls of the country’s leadership to save gas.

Against this background, it became known about the inconclusive completion of two-day gas talks between Russia and Moldova with the participation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, an informed source writes to RIA Novosti.

He noted that the Russian Federation offered a 25% discount, and for this Moldova needs to repay the accumulated debt of about $700 million within three years, and these payments do not take into account fuel supplied to Transnistria.

However, Chisinau insisted on a 50% discount and pointed out the lack of funds.

“Historical debt is a very large debt that we do not recognize. We don’t think it should be part of the gas contract negotiations. This is a topic for a separate conversation, it should be discussed in a different context,” Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilica said on Moldova 1. She is quoted by RIA Novosti.

Recall that from October 1, 2021, Gazprom extended the contract with Chisinau for the supply of gas for a month, and the price at the same time increased to $790 per 1000 cubic meters.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Russia has put forward an EU demand for gas supplies. In this regard, it became known about the details of gas supplies via Nord Stream-2.


In the coming days, meat, sausage and semi-finished products will rise in price in Russia

Meat, sausage and semi-finished products will rise in price in Russia in the coming days

Pork ribs, beef tenderloin and ready-made products will increase in price more than others.

More than a dozen of the largest Russian companies engaged in the production of meat products have announced that their products will increase in price by 7-20%.

The jump will occur in late October – early November of this year.

Among the goods whose prices will rise, there are sausages, sausages, meat semi-finished products and a number of others.

As reported by “Izvestia ” with reference to representatives of large retail chains, the reason for the increase in the cost of products was the rise in price of raw materials, packaging, egg melange, as well as detergents.

As for the level of price increase, ready-made meat products will increase in price more than others, for example, sausages, salami, meatballs, chicken cutlets and meatballs may become more expensive by 10%.

Meat and poultry producers are also predicting price increases.

Representatives of one of the major retail chains said that chicken carcasses can rise in price by 8% for one, fillets – by 7%, pork and beef – 10-20%.

The price of beef tenderloins and pork ribs will rise more than others.

However, the Ministry of Agriculture media said that a number of measures have already been taken to stabilize the situation. So, livestock enterprises will receive compensation for the purchase of feed, 10 billion rubles have been allocated for this.

As Topnews wrote earlier, in early August, experts allowed the introduction of a meat tax in Russia.


Media: On May 9, Germany may close the Nord Stream-2 forever

Media: On May 9, Germany may close

Analysts estimated the terms of consideration of the Russian application for certification.

Experts suggest that the unwillingness of the German authorities to give the green light may stand in the way of the launch of the Russian-German project “Nord Stream-2”.

According to analysts of the publication “Free Press” with reference to Spglobal, the certification of the gas pipeline may not take place in the next six months.

According to the media, the application from the project operator by the German side, Bundesnetzagentur, was accepted back in September.

The deadline for the launch and access of blue fuel comes on January 8. And if the German side does not allow the start before that time, the European Commission will get a chance for another two months for additional consideration of the Russian application, and then the German regulator may delay it for the same period.

The Polish NK PGNiG, which actively opposes SP-2, is able to prevent the start of the gas pipeline before January 8.

Thus, the final decision on the Nord Stream-2 can be announced by the German side on May 8.

It is known, as the media notes, that the victory over the Third Reich is celebrated on this day. In Russia, due to the difference in time zones, the decision will be announced on May 9.

At the same time, Germany will not be to blame for this period: the summation of four and four months from the date of submission for certification sets exactly such a period.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Ukraine got a chance to delay the launch of the gas pipeline for two months.