New Cold War

Europe Gets Its Gas Back

Looks like Europe won’t be freezing to death this winter. The European Union struck a deal with Ukraine and Russia late last night to restart shipments of natural gas to the continent. Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced the deal after meeting with Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Russia originally cut off gas supplies to Ukraine, then cut off all supplies to Europe, saying Ukraine was siphoning off them. Russian and EU officials will jointly supervise the flow of gas in pipelines that traverse Ukraine.