Gazprom is planning to attract $4.3bn in Eurobonds and medium-term notes in 2003. Some 10bn rubles (about $300m) are planned to be attracted on the domestic market, Andrey Kruglov, the head of the corporate financing department of Gazprom, declared at a meeting with investors, the United Financial Group said in its release.
In the future, the share of short-term liabilities in the structure of the company's debt is to be 30 percent and 70 percent of long-term debts. In 2003 Gazprom authorities are planning to decrease expenses by $1.3bn by cutting operating expenses.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war