Yesterday they cut off their natural gas supply to the Ukraine. Completely.
That also means the supply to numerous European countries has been severely diminished.
The Russia-Ukraine natural gas dispute hit Europe with the force of a winter storm Tuesday, cutting or limiting supplies to nearly a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of people were left without heat and governments scrambled to find alternate energy sources.
Shocked by how fast the shortages were spreading, the European Union demanded a quick end to the dispute â€” a sharp turnaround from their earlier stance, when officials had downplayed the conflict between Moscow and Kiev as primarily a business matter.
A business matter? Ha! That’s rich.
But hey, ya gotta love those free markets, eh? Free to do anything they damn well please…
But by Tuesday evening, gauges on delivery pipelines to six countries â€” including some depending totally on Russian gas â€” were pointing toward zero and an increasing number of other nations reported significant reductions. [...]
Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments, and even France, Germany, Austria and Poland reported substantial drops in supplies from Russia.
I’m so glad we ignored Russia the past 8 years and focused instead on detaining and torturing people who may or may not have boasted they knew how to build a shoe bomb for six year.
More as it develops…
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