Lithuania has announced that it is ready to continue negotiations with Gazprom on selling a 34-percent stake in Lietuvos Dujos, although the Russian gas holding had not submitted its application for a tender before February 28, 2003. Gazprom proposed to continue the negotiations and the tender commission has decided to postpone the final date of accepting bids until April 11, 2003, the Lithuanian government said in its official statement.
The German consortium of Ruhrgas and E.ON Energie purchased the same amount of shares for $36.81m last May.
The Lithuanian government, which owns a 58-percent block of shares in Lietuvos Dujos, believes that Gazprom should buy a 34-percent stake for a similar price.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War