Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boyle: Cut energy supplies to Europe

From RIA Novosti's "Russia Should Respond to West by Cutting All Energy Supplies to Europe -- Law Professor:"

MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) -  The only reasonable reaction in light of the crisis in Ukraine and West-imposed sanctions is that Russia completely cuts off energy deliveries to Europe, be it through Ukraine, or North Stream, says Francis Boyle, distinguished Professor of Law, in an interview to radio VR. He is certain this would help avert a potential massacre in Donbass, where Russia is now sending humanitarian relief. 280 aid-loaded Russian Kamaz trucks are heading to the Ukrainian border.
The move may bring about different scenarios, though. The most favorable one for Europe seems to be that of Ukrainians shelling the convoy, which could be a pretext for a new war, the expert argues.

“Russian humanitarian relief convoy heading to the border of Ukraine could well be fired upon by Ukrainian forces. And at that point anything could happen.”