Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov will hold a meeting devoted to reforms in the domestic natural gas industry on March 19 or 20. Kasyanov talked to journalists about these plans himself today. "We must receive answers to a whole set of questions on this sector and make corresponding decisions," the Prime Minister was quoted as saying. He hopes that controversial issues will be resolved.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin announced that the government, as the largest shareholder of Russia's gas monopolist Gazprom, would insist on a reduction in expenses, improving the efficiency of the company's work but it would "support no plans on its (Gazprom's) break-up or division".
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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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