Russia has other options if West shuns its energy, deputy PM says

BERLIN Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:15am BST

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov takes part in the Reuters Investment Summit in Moscow September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov takes part in the Reuters Investment Summit in Moscow September 23, 2013.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia is a reliable energy supplier to western countries but it has other potential partners if they turn elsewhere for oil and gas in response to the Ukraine crisis, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Thursday.

At an event in Berlin, Shuvalov also said that imposing sanctions on Russia would not change the behaviour of President Vladimir Putin and that the tougher sanctions were, the more united Russian society would become.

(Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Stephen Brown)

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Raymond.Vermont wrote:
The neoNazicons appear to have miscalculated again.

New York, Iraq, Afghanistan (War of Globalist Terror) and the ‘Arab Spring’(War on Arab Socialists) being utter neoCon farces!

Apr 10, 2014 1:14pm BST  --  Report as abuse
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