War of attrition: banning Russia from shipping oil by sea is one way to win it

May 30, 2022

Along with military aggression against Ukraine, Russia uses resources for economic struggle against the civilized world. But it is very easy to prevent it

The EU Summit is held on 30-31 May, at which the participants are expected to discuss the sixth sanctions package against Russia, specifically the energy and food security of European countries in the context of Russian aggression.

These are interconnected issues for the global community, as Russia uses resources to fight the civilized world by economic means. If one calls things for what they are, then this is a resource conflict or a war of attrition.

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"