The EU is threatening Russia due to Ukraine’s unpaid gas bills. Meanwhile, the EU is being penalized by Russia with extremely high tariffs, or trade based taxes. This is another economic sanctions war due to the Civil War in Ukraine.
Svoboda, the Ukrainian rebel group who is currently gaining strength in Parliament in Ukraine, is still pro-Russia, but risks damaging their ties with them due to the current majority in Parliament failing to pay international gas bills. That is natural gas, not gasoline. The gasoline lines practically pay for themselves and end up fueling generators in the winter for Ukrainian civilians.
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