The World from Berlin 'Each Gas Dispute Will Cost the Russians'

Russia's recent suspension of natural gas to Belarus has brought back uncomfortable memories of January 2009, when swaths of Europe went cold because Moscow stopped sending gas to Ukraine. Has the risk to Europe returned? German commentators are divided.
A natural gas pipeline in Minsk: A gas dispute between Russia and Belarus is causing concern in Europe.

A natural gas pipeline in Minsk: A gas dispute between Russia and Belarus is causing concern in Europe.

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