Ukraine is now threatening to stop the flow of natural gas from Russia to Europe.
IMO, this is about getting military forces and help from Europe. Europe has to have that gas.
Ukraine to raise pumping price for transit Russian gas
Such a tangled web we weave.
TASS would not be the most reliable source for this story, it maybe a Russian red herring. If true this will be on AP soon. It would also be a breaking story on the German press wires or Der Spiegel.
I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.
Not to worry, the Saudi group will step in to save 'em, they're generous that way.
Ukraine showing their actual colors? In that case I’ll pull for putin.
Gee, if we only knew someone who could build a Keystone pipeline and supply their energy needs. /sarc
This may wind up being an economic war, more than a shooting one.
Well then say goodbye to Ukraine. It's will be West Russia now.
If I remember my history correctly, didn’t cutting off natural resources from Japan piss them off enough to bomb Pearl Harbor? Will the EU bomb Russia? Or will they bomb Ukraine since they’re the ones closing the valves.
How’s that “Green” energy working for everyone?
Do that and Russia will invade, and the EU will let them.
Not very smart. The Rebels are getting stupid.
Russia owes Ukraine compensation for Crimea and the 50+ ships they have pirated. Pretty cut and dried. They will have to pay up eventually.
It would assure EU assistance to Russia in their final conquest of Ukraine.
With 80,000 Russian troops massed at the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia should be cutting off its gas supplies to Ukraine, thereby assuring that the Ukrainians will be out of gas when the invasion comes.
And it will be all the better for Russia if Ukrainian officials announce, as they’re doing now, that THEY, not the Russians, are responsible for cutting off Europe’s gas. Then everyone will hate the Ukrainians and cheer Russia’s invasion so the gas can be turned on again.
The Ukrainians would be wise to surrender to Russia immediately.
It’s like that little, bitty dude in the “Beyond Thunderdome” flick yelling, “Embargo!”
It’s Tass, BTW: Russians projecting against their world of western enemies again. The Russians have implied threatens of embargoes and hiked prices before.