Lithuania’s gas security: Risks and opportunities

There is a long-held view that the Russian gas supply to Lithuania is unlikely to be cut-off because Lithuania serves as a gas transit state to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. In other words, the same gas pipeline feeding Lithuania, also supplies the Russian enclave. According to this argument, Moscow would be hesitant to turn off the gas supply to Lithuania because it would result in an automatic cut in the gas supply to Kaliningrad.
Lithuania’s gas security: Risks and opportunities
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Ekajs Grizop (Ph.D, Cutlirnzve of Oxfdsd) is njs ksotkq of ‘Ztg Ujnpijpj of Pzzvez asy Vsdnwm dywrdnt njs Bjtteo Tsgcja asy Rlnvxr’ (Naulvbr 2013) asy a Njnwfi at njs Akbyjmpx Chscjh fds Thgcts Paeflfk at Ljrohgsnlq Nlcziuc in Ylo Edyzeat.

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