Russia's gas giant Gazprom has scrapped a discount given to Ukraine as a form of financial aid in december 2013. The resulting price hike will deal another blow to the struggling economy, and a lot of Ukrainians already struggling to make ends meet.
European politicians have increased calls for sanctions against the ex-chancellor for representing Russian interests. Ukraine's foreign minister said sanctions must target "those who are pushing Putin's projects abroad."
The gas dispute between Moscow and Kyiv is entering a new round, and some fear that deliveries through Ukraine will be stopped. Which countries could be most affected, and will bilateral tensions lead to a new gas war?
Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has initiated a process that would end its gas supply contracts with Ukraine's Naftogaz. The move has raised concerns about gas supplies to European countries.
As EU energy policy and its wider strategy vis-a-vis Russia come under the spotlight, some smaller EU members are taking energy policy into their own hands. Sofia's aim of buying Israeli gas could be a case in point.
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