Putin said the launch of the Nord Stream would deprive Ukraine of its exclusive gas transit rights.
“Ukraine is our old and traditional partner. As any transit country it has the temptation to benefit from its transit position. Now this exclusive right is disappearing. Our relations will become more civilized,” Putin told journalists.
That kinda brought to mind a civilized, such as in dueling with pistols in the past?
Ouch says, Windows to Russia!