On October 31st, according to New York Times, Russia restarted supplying gas to Ukraine by intermediation of EU. Although the deal is established, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not over. This agreement is people in Kiev and the latest economic problem. In addition to economic sanction against Russia, Russia is facing to lower oil prices. Russian economy heavily depends on income from natural resource, and the income was one of Putin’s prospects of victory. Therefore their suspicion and hostile against each other are not end.
According to the article, the prime minister of Ukraine, Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, said that he expected that the Russians would eventually cut off or reduce gas shipments after they got their money. On the other side, Russian officials said that Ukraine not only could not be trusted to pay for its gas without European backing, but, in fact, could be expected to steal from Russian supplies to Europe.
This article indicates that the relationship between Russia, Ukraine and the rest of countries in EU is very interdependent. In addition, the economic sanction against Russia is not perfect shape because of this deep relationship between them. However, the sanction against Russia is very effective to bargain because their economic transaction will not be end. No matter how much they hate each other, they cannot top their business. This is very important to bargain, and avoid wars.