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Russia's Baltic Sea Pipeline Scares The Life Out Of Ukraine

February 10th 2017 - 13:44

Despite opposition last year from anti-trust authorities in Poland, Russia is not backing down. Energy giant Gazprom insists it will build the Nord Stream II pipeline through the Baltic Sea even if it has to do it alone. And if it gets built, Ukraine is convinced it's future as a transit line for Russian gas into Europe is finished.

Forbes Magazine spoke about the matter with Sijbren de Jong. The full article can be read here.

The article was also translated into Russian by Russian news website INOSMN.

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.