“Sarmatia” oil pipeline joint stock company opts for new president

Lada Yevgrashina

Sarmatia Oil Pipeline Joint Stock Company has changed president, Trend reports via Sarmatia.

According to the decision of shareholders, the JSC was headed by Bozena Knipfelberg, a representative of the Polish company PERN S.A.

To note, the company was established in 2004 on the initiative of PERN Przyjazn and Ukrtransnafta for the completion of the Odessa-Brody-Plotsk-Gdansk oil pipeline.

The Vertical Gas Corridor is expanding through Moldova and Ukraine, reinforcing the key regional role of the IGB pipeline

Diana Zaikova

Plans to expand the capacity of the IGB interconnector to 5 billion cubic meters per year will be of great importance to be able to transfer 10 billion cubic meters per year of LNG from the terminals in Greece and Caspian gas through the Southern Gas Corridor, reaching Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

Over 15.5 million megawatt hours have been transferred through the Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) interconnector for 2023


Over 15.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh) were transported on the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection in 2023. The project celebrated its first anniversary and successfully achieved 365 days of operation without interruption of activities.

Hakan Fidan - Contacts will continue with all parties in connection with the restoration of the grain corridor

Хумай Агаджанова

The only country that can ensure the renewal of the agreement on the Black Sea Grain Corridor is Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said this during his speech at the 14th Conference of Ambassadors, Trend reported on Monday, citing TurkicWorld.

He said that contacts with all countries will continue in connection with the restoration of the grain corridor, which is essential for the world during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia sends to Ukraine an Armenian "volunteer" battalion of citizens of Armenia and Armenians - residents of Russian-occupied Abkhazia

Akper Hassanov –

The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in its new report on the assessment of the Russian offensive campaign notes that Russia is sending a recently formed Armenian volunteer battalion to Ukraine.

Pro-Russian billionaire Vardanyan is included in the "Peacemaker" database


The billionaire of Armenian origin, the former "Minister of State of" the unrecognized "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", Ruben Vardanyan, is included in the database of the Ukrainian “Peacemaker” Project. On July 17, 2023, the publication "Censor.NET" drew attention to this fact. ( ).

Ukraine’s Dams & Reservoirs

Martin Armstrong

Ukraine's dams have been the target of attacks on multiple occasions since the Russian invasion in February 2022. The destruction of the Kakhovka dam on 6 June though was on a level not previously seen in this war. The resulting deluge triggered a humanitarian disaster: claiming lives, displacing people, cutting off drinking water, and swamping agricultural land. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of carrying out the potential war crime.

Ukraininans’ Desire to Join NATO and the EU

Katharina Buchholz

NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Oslo today. Ahead of the session, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Sweden and urged Turkey and Hungary to ratify the Nordic country's membership in the organization. The bigger elephant in the room during the meeting will be another nation's membership prospects: those of Ukraine.

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