Winter and Gazprom won't wait: What the geopolitics of LNG will mean for the people of Ukraine and Europe
Agnia Grigas, Les Lo Baugh
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As the crisis in Ukraine is escalating with the prospect of Russian military intervention, there is every reason to believe that Vladimir Putin will use other weapons at his disposal. Thus European nations are increasingly - and justifiably - worried about the impending winter months when Russia could ratchet up the pressure on Europe, as it has done in the past, by imposing another gas halt with the consequent loss of life and negative economic impacts.