Researches about Ukraine

Minimizing the Kremlin’s Influence on Europe

Atlantic Council

Ukraine can play a key role in Europe’s effort to decrease dependence on Russia’s natural gas. Europe’s over-weaning dependence on Russian energy is the focus of my new Atlantic Council study: Developing a Western Energy Strategy for the Black Sea Region and Beyond. Gazprom’s—and Moscow’s—energy clout has become a recognized challenge for Ukraine’s and Europe’s energy security, especially in East and Southeast Europe.Currently, the EU imports about one-third of its gas from Russia, with almost half of that pumped through Ukraine’s giant export pipelines. Countries that get most of their supply from Russia have become the most vulnerable. The Kremlin …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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