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Can EU helps Ukraine if Russia-Ukraine war starts?

Posted on March 1, 2014 | in News | by
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Can European Union come face-to-face with Russia? If Russia-Ukraine war starts EU have two options: supporting Ukraine or staying outside.

If EU opposite to Russia and if Russia stops to provide Europe with gas, can Europe stay without gas?

Let`s look at statistics.

In 2007, 38.7% of the European Union’s natural gas total imports and 24.3% of consumed natural gas originated from Russia.

According to the European Commission, the share of Russian natural gas in the member states’ domestic gas consumption in 2007 was the following:
Estonia 100%
Finland 100%
Latvia 100%
Lithuania 100%
Slovakia 98%
Bulgaria 92%
Czech Republic 77.6%
Greece 76%
Hungary 60%
Slovenia 52%
Austria 49%
Poland 48.15%
Germany 36%
Italy 27%
Romania 27%
France 14%
Belgium 5%

The shares of Russian natural gas in the domestic gas consumption in non-EU countries in Europe were in 2006:
Republic of Macedonia 100%
Belarus 98%
Serbia, Montenegro 87%
Ukraine 66%
Turkey 64%
Croatia 37%
Switzerland 12%

What do you think, can Europe go against Russia?

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