Russian Coal Embargo. How to Expand Economic Sanctions?

April 06, 2022

One of the “symbols” of the sanctions affecting the Russian economy is the sharp decline in the cost of real estate rent in Moscow — in just one month, it fell by an average of 14% due to a sharp drop in demand. This once again confirms the fact that in Russia, commercial activities are curtailing gradually.

However, the scale of complete closure of companies (so far, 175 companies have announced their withdrawal from Russia) is insufficient for making irreversible impact on the enemy’s economy, as one-third of these businesses work in consulting and information technology.

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"