EU and Russian Gas

rect4640-8-4-9-7-7-9-6-2Throughout the last decade, conflict between Ukraine and Russia saw Gazprom (the Russian, state-owned gas company) reduce the gas flow into Ukraine. This meant many countries west of Ukraine saw a fall in gas supplies from Russia. If the EU were to sanction Russia, the Kremlin could respond by reducing or shutting off gas supplies. This would only serve to escalate tensions throughout Europe.

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