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Just out on TASS. Short article is all there is for the moment. I'll post more as it comes.

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.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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RELATED:

Ukraine to raise pumping price for transit Russian gas
http://zik.ua/en/news/2014/03/27/ukraine_to_raise_pumping_price_for_transit_russian_gas_474532


2 posted on 03/27/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Such a tangled web we weave.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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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.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT by AU72
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I think Putin will put a sudden stop to any sudden gas stoppages. He’s not massing the troops for nothing.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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A warning came to the European Union that transit of Russian natural gas to the EU via Ukrainian territory may stop.

Not to worry, the Saudi group will step in to save 'em, they're generous that way.

6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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Ukraine showing their actual colors? In that case I’ll pull for putin.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Ukraine warns EU that transit of Russian gas via Ukraine territory may stop

Gee, if we only knew someone who could build a Keystone pipeline and supply their energy needs. /sarc

10 posted on 03/27/2014 12:32:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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This may wind up being an economic war, more than a shooting one.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Ukraine is now threatening to stop the flow of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

Well then say goodbye to Ukraine. It's will be West Russia now.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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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.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 1:01:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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How’s that “Green” energy working for everyone?


26 posted on 03/27/2014 1:09:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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Do that and Russia will invade, and the EU will let them.

Not very smart. The Rebels are getting stupid.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 1:12:29 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Russia owes Ukraine compensation for Crimea and the 50+ ships they have pirated. Pretty cut and dried. They will have to pay up eventually.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT by lodi90
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If true this is certainly a very, very dumb move on the part of Ukraine.

It would assure EU assistance to Russia in their final conquest of Ukraine.

36 posted on 03/27/2014 1:33:05 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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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.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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It’s like that little, bitty dude in the “Beyond Thunderdome” flick yelling, “Embargo!”


48 posted on 03/27/2014 2:18:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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It’s Tass, BTW: Russians projecting against their world of western enemies again. The Russians have implied threatens of embargoes and hiked prices before.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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