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A More Assertive Ukraine Returns to Russian Natural Gas

Feb 12, 2018 | 13:46 GMT
A worker walks among pipes and valves at the Dashava natural gas facility on September 18, 2014 in Dashava, Ukraine.

A worker walks among pipes and valves at the Dashava natural gas facility on September 18, 2014 in Dashava, Ukraine. Moscow has historically offered -- or withdrawn -- natural gas price discounts based on Ukraine's political decisions.

(SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

For years, Russia has politically manipulated natural gas exports to Ukraine, adopting a carrot-and-stick approach in raising or reducing the price of much-needed energy at will. Ukraine has been spared the need to import natural gas from Russia's Gazprom since November 2015, but the country is once again beating a...

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