Ukraine crisis: we have to stand up to Russia – it’s a rogue state

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Author(s) Con Coughlin
Source The Daily Telegraph
Date March 17, 2014
Quotes-start.png We do not need to close the pipelines tomorrow, nor could we. But most energy experts believe Europe is already paying over the odds for Russian gas. By restructuring the energy network to take in other producers, such as Qatar and Algeria, we could, within the space of just a few years, cut our dependence on Russia, with the disastrous implications that would have for Moscow’s balance sheet. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia on the topic 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine.