'Number one cash flow to Putin's war chest': Might European governments really sanction Russian oil and gas?

Cecilia Keating
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Russia supplies Europe with a quarter of its crude oil and 40 per cent of its fossil gas | Credit: iStock
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Russia supplies Europe with a quarter of its crude oil and 40 per cent of its fossil gas | Credit: iStock

The UK and EU are in the process of drawing up plans setting out how they will reduce their reliance on Russian oil and gas. But could they cut off supplies altogether, amid growing pressure from campaigners and the Kremlin's foreboding threats to launch an energy war?

As Russia continues its bombing of Ukrainian cities, pressure is mounting on governments to add oil and gas to the extensive list of economic sanctions they have placed on Moscow. While the moral case...

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