Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries

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Putin is still playing chess while Obama and the EU are struggling with checkers. :) Beautifully played.

"I will see you proxy/currency war and raise you an European energy crisis. Come get you're gas bitchez!"


Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas. Due to these "transit risks for European consumers in the territory of Ukraine," Gazprom cut gas exports to Europe by 60%, plunging the continent into an energy crisis "within hours." Perhaps explaining the explosion higher in NatGas prices (and oil) today, gas companies in Ukraine confirmed that Russia had cut off supply; and six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas.

The EU raged that the sudden cut-off to some of its member countries was "completely unacceptable," but Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller later added that Russia plans to shift all its natural gas flows crossing Ukraine to a route via Turkey; and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak stated unequivocally, "the decision has been made."

As Bloomberg reports,
Russia plans to shift all its natural gas flows crossing Ukraine to a route via Turkey, a surprise move that the European Union’s energy chief said would hurt its reputation as a supplier.

More @ Zero Hedge


  1. Stealing gas, wow. Must be the actions of the unelected dictator.
    But, there is Putin. " It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's
    the fight of the dog." Mark Twain

  2. I don't even know if this is really true, currently. It is not reported on any of the
    Russian news sites: TASS, Pravda, RT, Sputnik, Russian Herald.
    False reporting is a possibility.

    1. Thanks and I'm searching and find this on many blogs but not on any major sites, so you may be correct. Strange.