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Kyrgyzstan: Russia Puts on the Petrol Squeeze -- Again

Kyrgyzstan looks more and more like Moscow’s yo-yo. 

Petrol prices and concomitant inflation are set to skyrocket again in the poverty-stricken Central Asian country after Moscow suddenly decided yesterday to reimpose a duty on fuel deliveries. The new rate -- about $408/ton, according to 24.kg -- is considerably higher than the one that had been in effect earlier this year, and any meager gains the Kyrgyz economy has experienced in the past few months would be wiped out by the increase, set to start May 1.  

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Kyrgyzstan: Russia Puts on the Petrol Squeeze -- Again

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