The Graphic Truth: EU needs Belarus for Russian gas

The Graphic Truth: EU needs Belarus for Russian gas

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus' strongman president, knew that he would face few serious consequences from Brussels for intercepting an EU airliner this week to arrest a dissident journalist. That's because the Europeans rely heavily on Russian natural gas imports, roughly a quarter of which traverse Belarusian territory. This dependence on Belarusian facilities for natural gas, a difficult resource to transport, gives Lukashenko disproportionate leverage with Brussels – and he knows it. We take a look at some of the main natural gas arteries that cross Belarusian territory.

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