Krull Corp.’s Mirtchev discusses Russia-Ukraine supply dispute

As Russia and Ukraine continue to disagree over natural gas pricing and shipments to Europe, Russia’s growing influence in the region is becoming very apparent. How will the Russia-Ukraine natural gas partnership affect Europe’s foreign and energy policies? What does Russia’s growing influence in the energy sector mean for the United States? During today’s OnPoint, Alexander Mirtchev, founder and president of Krull Corp. and a top international consultant on energy and oil markets, discusses the details of the Russia-Ukraine natural gas partnership and explains why Europe will continue to face shipment disruptions. Mirtchev also discusses Russia’s expanding influence in the energy sector and how this will affect the foreign policy decisions of European nations and the United States

Monica Trauzzi: Welcome to the show. I’m Monica Trauzzi. With us today is Alexander Mirtchev, founder and president of the Krull Corporation and a top international consultant on energy and oil markets. Alexander also serves as the senior economic adviser to the prime minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Alexander, thanks for coming on the show.

Alexander Mirtchev: It’s my pleasure.

Monica Trauzzi: Earlier this week we heard that Ukraine and Russia had finally reached an agreement with their European nations on resuming the supply of natural gas from Russia to Europe. Russia claims that Ukraine has essentially shut off the pipelines that would allow this gas to go to Europe. What’s the latest on where this situation stands and when we actually might see these pipelines reopening and natural gas going to Europe? What’s the situation at this point?

Alexander Mirtchev: I believe, first and foremost, it’s fascinating to see how this issue has been seen from the point of view of different countries in the region and you will see how they project their own political interests on the situation making it much more complex than it is.

Interview with Alexander Mirtchev
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