Russia, Ukraine Dispute Leaves European Nations Without Gas

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    KIEV, Ukraine — At least two Bulgarian cities were totally without gas Tuesday, and nations like Turkey were turning to Iran to bolster their supplies, as a natural gas crisis looms over Europe after a contract dispute between Russia and Ukraine led Russia to shut off gas supplies to seven countries and reduce gas deliveries to several others.

    The shortfalls came one day after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered Alexei Miller, chief executive of the Russian state gas company Gazprom, to cut supplies shipped through Ukraine by amounts equal to those Russia claims Ukraine has "stolen," AFP reported.




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    Doesn't Russia have any competition laws?
     
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    Yeah: "The state of Russia can take anything it wants to." . Gazprom is a monopoly run by the Russian government, so what competition could their be?

    As for other kind of businesses, there are competition laws but it is doubtful that the Russian state is a genuine protector of those laws. They have shown in the past that they can throw out anyone they want to.
     
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    This is a joke, right?
     
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