The new Russia has real commercial interests that they seek to protect. Just do a google.com search or Russian Pipelines to Mediterranean ~ pretty impressive pictures ~ all is ‘splained!
Thanks and I will.
That strangely reminds me of after the fall of the Soviet Union when my dad went to Armenia. The Georgian’s had cut off the NG pipeline and their nuke plant was a copy of Chernobyl. Had it shut down for a refit. They were cutting down the utility poles for firewood.