Rosneft President Igor Sechin 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

Igor Sechin, head of the oil giant Rosneft, is considered by many to be the second most powerful man in Russia. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about natural gas deliveries to Europe, the Ukraine crisis and the damage caused by economic sanctions.
The Kremlin is reflected in a plaque at the entrance of the state-owned oil company Rosneft, located across the Moscow River.

The Kremlin is reflected in a plaque at the entrance of the state-owned oil company Rosneft, located across the Moscow River.

Foto: DENIS SINYAKOV/ AFP
Graphic: European Union oil and natural gas imports

Graphic: European Union oil and natural gas imports

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