Sergey Kupriyanov, “Gazprom” spokesman

· Euronews

Russia and Belarus seem to have settled their gas pricing and fee dispute, at least for the moment. It erupted last weak when Russia started to reduce supplies going into Belarus because it said Minsk owed around 160 million euros

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

· Euronews · Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (Kazakhstan)

Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, has visited the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan, as part of a tour of the whole region. Euronews caught up with him near Ground Zero. Denis Loctier, Euronews: – Mr

Viktor Yanukovich, Ukrainian president

· Euronews · Brussels (Belgium)

Having narrowly won Ukraine’s presidential election in February, former opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has now been sworn in. He chose Brussels for his first foreign visit as new head of state. It came a few days before he headed to

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

· Euronews · Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled Kazakhstan as the oil-rich central Asian nation’s president since its independence in 1991. The world’s largest land-locked state is taking a heightened interest in the turbulent region’s problems since it has taken up the chairmanship of

Vladimir Chizhov, Russian ambassador to the EU

· Euronews · Lyon, Paris (France)

The Lisbon treaty is now in force. What effect will it have on the relations between the EU and Russia?

Eka Tkeshelashvili, Georgian foreign minister

· Euronews · Brussels

Western powers, including the United Nations and NATO are keeping up the pressure on Russia to pull its troops out of Georgia. Germany said the latest delays were unsatisfactory, and the United States said Russia’s withdrawal must be speeded up.

Sergei Ivanov, Russian deputy prime minister

· Euronews · Moscow (Russia)

Russia’s deputy prime minister has defended his country’s military actions in Georgia. Interviewed by EuroNews in Moscow, Sergei Ivanov expressed surprise at the international condemnation that followed and said Moscow had no choice but to respond to Georgia’s attempt to

Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian president

· Euronews · Strasbourg (France)

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says he is committed to strengthening democracy after the country’s fifth presidential election. After the violent dispersal of peaceful protesters and the silencing of the opposition media last year, a state of emergency was declared and

Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian president

· Euronews · Strasbourg (France)

In his first interview since the inauguration, Viktor Yushchenko has been telling Euronews why he believes his country has its place in the European Union.