Russia has launched an undeclared all-out gas war against the EU

If not for Article 5 of the NATO treaty, Russian armed forces would probably have invaded the EU countries long ago using cruise missiles, planes, tanks, MLRS and other heavy weapons. However, this article is not an obstacle for the energy war, which is why the Kremlin threw its best strategic energy reserve — Gazprom — on the “battlefield”.

Yamal-Western Europe gas pipeline delivery was suspended, Nord Stream-1 capacity reduced by 60%, Ukrainian GTS supplies more than halved, Turk Stream stopped for repairs.

Earlier, Gazprom, relying on an unsubstantiated pretext of refusing to pay in rubles, stopped supplies to Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, France (via Germany) and the Baltic states.

Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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