Atlantis wrote:@foxdemon, we have had very good experience with Russian gas and oil supplies. Even during the cold war, Russia has always been a reliable business partner. What's more, as new supplies come on the market and as the share of renewables increases, Russia needs the EU more than vise-versa. I would be much more worried about having to rely on US supplies because the US never hesitates to use sanctions against friends and foes alike.
Europe has to bear the cost of the Ukraine conflict, which was triggered by Washington. It is European countries that pay for the sanctions not the US. I expect a rapprochement with Russia as the UK/US move further away.
After destabilizing the ME for 15 years, nobody can pretend that the US military presence has any positive effect. We have to be grateful to Putin for containing the terrorists let loose by the US and its proxies.
Well of course there will be reproachment with Russia when they control your energy supplies. What else can you do? Germany will be Russia’s bitch.
Pity about Eastern Europe. So will Germany sacrifice the Baltic states when Russia says they want them back?