(This post has been corrected and combined with two other posts, to create the more complete Ukraine: The Great Game, v2.0. I am leaving it here so that links and references stand. I have struck out my exceptionally egregious errors so that misinformation is not spread, but am leaving them for completeness.)
Situation, as I so far understand it:
A few links:
Fuel shipments from Russia to the rest of Eastern Europe also pass through Ukraine. Pipelines from Russia to Milan and Frankfurt also run through Ukraine.
- “Russia under Putin,” Greg Afinogenov
- “Ukraine. I break radio silence,” “The Blog Fodder”
- "Ukraine vs Russia: Tales of pipelines and dependence," "Jerome a Paris," Dec 30, 2005.
- “The Fascism Lurking Under the Winter Games”, David Neiwert
- Buzzfeed: Ukraine Paid Right Wing Bloggers to Post Talking Points. This looks like a Russian disinformation campaign.
- Ukraine: What emergency measures and what long-term changes are needed?