Perspective on Natural Gas Crisis between Russia and Ukraine

Chunyang Shi


In 2009, the natural gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine was clothed with the name of “Natural gas crisis” and “Cold War” due to its long-time lasting and extensive spreading sphere. Under the circumstances when the financial crisis plagued the whole world, Russia and Ukraine suffered from the financial crisis, Ukraine was going to begin its Presidential election, and internal political struggle began to heat up, the natural gas dispute was attached extraordinary political and economic meanings. In view of the superficial natural gas price and debt struggle, we can find out that political and economic wrestle behind was the actual reason for outbreak of the natural gas crisis between the two countries. In this article, the author will try to make a deep analysis in different standpoints and strategic consideration of the relative parties of the natural gas crisis, namely, Russia, Ukraine, European countries and America.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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