On april 7, Ukraine was supposed to pay 540 mil for gas Ukraine consumed in March. Ukraine flat out refused. Gazprom then revoked Ukraine’s gas discounts.
Russia did not want to be left with the bill seeing that it was the EU and the US who caused Ukraine to default on their contract. They also did not want to continue supplying Ukraine with free gas for the next 20 years.
Russia offered to host a meeting with EU and the US to discuss the matters however. Such has been the position that Russia has
taken ever since all this started. Diplomacy and dialogue.
Poland and similarly aligned countries offered to route some of their gas back to Ukraine, but this would require modifications to the existing gas infrastructure, and it would involve very expensive measures.
The simplest alternative to this (they proposed), would be to let Ukraine siphon the gas that is currrently being pumped through the existing infrastructure, while the other countries collect the gas that is leftover. A breach of contract with Gazprom whereby their agreement stipulates that the gas that is supplied by Gazprom shall not be resold or redistributed.
So Ukraine’s only recourse is to accept more loans from Canada, and the US. Loans that will not be repaid back to the US or Canada in the form of money, but instead will be in the form of free rental fees for the US and NATO to park missiles and to establish military bases.
Your money is already gone. Don’t worry about it. Signed, sealed, delivered.
On top of this, NATO is massing up military assets along Russia’s borders. Canada sent 6 fighter jets today to supplement NATO’s
offensive inventory. The U.S. also sent Greystone last month. (Blackwater).
This is why gas prices in North America went up today. This is your tax dollars at work.
If you object to what is happening, write to your local congressman and tell him you don’t agree with what is happening in Ukraine.