‘Druzhba’ is not a technical but a political problem

October 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

Brodi - PolockThe Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus vioced it openly what was known form a very beginning.  The Russians terminated oil flow to Mažeikių Nafta via Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline, after the Lithuanians sold it to the Poles in Summer of 2006.  He admitted that this is not a technical problem this is a political problem.

“I have no doubt about this. Let’s be honest, there is no need any more to cover up with nice diplomatic phrases,” the President said to Mark Mardell, the BBC corresponet.

“At the very beginning it was definitely a very reasonable technical issue. We offered assistance from our specialists to repair it. No response. Formal letters came from the presidents, even came from the EU president Barroso, no response, total ignorance.

“Finally they have admitted that they don’t intend to deliver any more to Lithuania. I don’t believe that this is really fair dealing with their neighbours.”

Read more about the issue on the BBC’s Mark Mardell’s blog.

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Economics, Energy, EU, Lithuania, Oil, Poland, Politics, Russia, Totalitarian regimes.

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