Ukraine could face an unexpectedly cold winter if Moscow decides to turn off the gas tap once again. Viktor Yanukovych’s presidential victory has improved relations with Russia, but Moscow may not be entirely satisfied with the current state of affairs. The Black See Fleet deal is significant, but Russia is eyeing Ukrainian state-owned gas company Naftogaz and wishes to manoeuvre Kiev into its Soviet-area customs union, as part of ensuring loyal allies in its neighbourhood.

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