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Opinion: Europe has a Russian fossil fuel addiction

Opinion: Europe has a Russian fossil fuel addiction

by Svitlana Romanko

Over two years into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and Europe is still addicted to Russian fossil fuels. In spite of 13 sanctions packages against Russia and endless words of solidarity for Ukraine, recent data has revealed that many European Union countries continue to import massive amounts of liquified

Europe still hooked on Russian gas despite deep cut

Europe still hooked on Russian gas despite deep cut

by Alexander Query

Russia's war in Ukraine was a watershed moment for Europe. Following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which has killed tens of thousands and forced millions out of the country, Russia sought to punish the European Union for supporting Kyiv. Russia began to choke Europe, violating pre-existing energy contracts and unilaterally

Naftogaz CEO Vitrenko: ‘Russian gas is a weapon’

Naftogaz CEO Vitrenko: ‘Russian gas is a weapon’

by Alexander Query

Yuriy Vitrenko's desk, buried in paperwork, leaves little room for doubt – the winter of 2022 will be hard for Ukraine. Naftogaz, Ukraine's energy monopoly, will face an uphill battle to provide enough gas for this year's heating season, CEO Vitrenko told the Kyiv Independent. He said that this will be

Aura Sabadus: Will Putin deploy his energy weapons against Europe?

Aura Sabadus: Will Putin deploy his energy weapons against Europe?

by Aura Sabadus

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was published by Atlantic Council. It is republished here with permission. With Russia threatening a new invasion of Ukraine, US and EU officials have been working on contingency plans to identify alternative energy supplies for European consumers in case Moscow disrupts westward deliveries of oil

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