Turkish media: Russia has ceased to be naive in the gas dispute with the EU


No one doubts that the winter for Europe will be difficult. But its main test will be the process of identifying who depends on whom more - Russia from the EU or Europe from the Russian Federation. Yes, and the views in Moscow have changed radically: the Kremlin is not the same as it was last year. In the current state, the leadership of Russia will not hesitate to cut off gas supplies if non-payment for raw materials is allowed or the West behaves defiantly. Russia has ceased to be naive and trusting. Turkish columnist Levent Yilmaz writes about this in an article for Yeni Safak.


According to Yilmaz, technically and politically it costs nothing for Russia to “turn off the tap”, but the EU will not be able to find an alternative supplier, even for a long time. Therefore, the gas issue for Brussels is becoming political, economic, social and other important values. In general, the problem of providing energy resources is becoming a key one.

The market will live up to expectations and respond with a winter rise in gas prices. It's hard to predict where they'll end up.

- the Turkish observer predicted.

In general, the dependence of the EU on Russian gas, if we speak objectively, is not homogeneous. Some countries, according to Yilmaz, are completely dependent on supplies from Russia, while others receive no more than 3% of their needs from the fields of the Russian Federation. However, for a stable passage of the winter season in Europe and leveling the structural economic heterogeneities of the conglomerate of states, large volumes of supplies by Gazprom are needed.

In this regard, it is proposed to involve Turkey in the supply of Russian gas for the needs of Europe. For this, as indicated, there are powerful gas pipelines, and the raw materials themselves, coming to the republic from the Russian Federation, are cheap and large volumes.

To this end, it is necessary to conclude a new gas contract between Ankara and Moscow. It should specify the conditions allowing the "re-export" of the received fuel to other countries. Why not?

Yilmaz offers a radical solution to the issue.

In his opinion, it is necessary to prepare now. Winter will “sneak up” imperceptibly, and it will be impossible to resolve issues during the height of the crisis, because Russia has changed too much since recently and has ceased to be “kind” and naive. In this aspect, Europe should also quickly change and become more pragmatic, following its own interests, and not friends and allies across the ocean.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 22 July 2022 09: 54
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    To this end, it is necessary to conclude a new gas contract between Ankara and Moscow. It should specify the conditions allowing the "re-export" of the received fuel to other countries. Why not?

    The re-export of gas should be absolutely prohibited. This should be one of the conditions for signing the contract.
  2. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 22 July 2022 09: 55
    +2
    and RF is why??? enrich the Turks? nakua?
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 22 July 2022 18: 34
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    Turkish media: Russia has ceased to be naive in the gas dispute with the EU

    - even in Turkey, a member of NATO, the policy of the Russian Federation is considered naive; stupid, in the matter of EU gas supplies.
  4. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
    Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 22 July 2022 21: 53
    +1
    The EU-Qatar gas agreement overturned precisely because of the re-export ban and the long term
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 22 July 2022 23: 22
      +2
      It's funny that even Algeria immediately banned the re-export of its gas and, moreover, filed a lawsuit for breach of contract. And Russian gas is not allowed anywhere.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 23 July 2022 16: 05
        0
        The re-export of gas was allowed by the Stockholm Arbitration. So the Western judicial system is very, very selective.
  5. Ivanovich 1960 Offline Ivanovich 1960
    Ivanovich 1960 26 July 2022 03: 11
    +1
    If Russia has ceased to be naive, and the Ottomans have remained cunning, then what prevents us from blocking the Turkish stream to "dry" the wet dreams of the Turks?