Energy War: US starting strangulation tactics against Moscow

In view of the recent Ukrainian ploy in joining the Americans to attempt at boycotting Russian gas transportation to Europe, Moscow could study and implement a new strategy and logistics for its gas sale to its European consumers, experts said to The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday Russian media reports that Kiev was planning to involve the United States in modernizing its Soviet-era gas pipeline network.

The Russian daily Izvestia reported Wednesday that under a strategic partnership charter signed between Ukraine and the United States, Washington would help the ex-Soviet republic modernize its worn-out gas pipelines

On January 15, Ukraine had again blocked Russian gas from flowing back into Europe, this after an agreement that was reached hours ago between the Russian government and the Ukrainian authorities. The attempt was seen by observers as a boycott of Russian gas for several reasons but mainly after the US meddling in the business.

Following this meddling, it was promptly announced that the US will be involved in the pipeline repairs and upgrading in Ukraine, thus putting Russian gas transportation to Europe in jeopardy. It will be under US control for as long as the repairs are not completed, said observers.

“This is meant at creating tension between Russia and Ukraine (Kiev has surely been guaranteed NATO help in this matter) and such tensions are to make it uneasy for Moscow and to attempt at disrupting the economic performance of Russia overall,” the observer said.

Russia exports more than 80 percent of its gas through Ukraine’s transportation system to Europe. “This means the Russians must find solutions, rapid and long term ones too, that would break the obvious ‘monopoly’ that Ukraine is now having over Russia’s gas exports,”

“If that is not done, Russia would be allowing the US to play a vital economic card against its own interest,” he added.

“Sea routes, other border nations and direct negotiations between Russia and EU member states could solve the problem. The issue is the Europeans are in great need of Russian gas for their energy consumption and they have no other options at the moment but to depend largely on Moscow,” he said.

He said the Americans were implementing what he called the ‘strangulation’ strategy, which is a very long term one and is targeted at ‘suffocating’ Russia’s economy out in order to cause a collapse of the great Russian nation. He told that the same ‘strangulation’ tactics were being used by the US to attempt at countering the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Chinese regime altogether.

“America want to control all the exit and entry routes that leads to China, Russia and Afghanistan (which is a small part in their military game plan). Russia and China are the real aims in the American new century game plan,” he said.

He also said that Russia was surely aware of such a move since its Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was a superb strategist but swift action was needed in order ‘check mate’ Washington which is playing a very dangerous game at the foot of Russia itself.

“The Russian Bear should kick Washington hard and send it off the Ukrainian lands by cutting off the gas supply routes that leads to Ukraine,” he concluded. 

Articles by: Abdel Jabber

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