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Germany's Russian Fuel Crisis w/ James Headley: April 1, 2022

Germany's Russian Fuel Crisis w/ James Headley: April 1, 2022

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Friday, April 1, 2022

In the midst of their invasion of Ukraine, Russia has signed a decree requiring several G7 countries to pay for Russian fuel supplies via roubles. 

 

Multiple countries have declined this decree despite their reliance on Russian fuel, with Germany especially calling the move blackmail. 

 

Putin is now threatening to halt all fuel supplies to Germany,  with more supplies from Russia such as other forms of food and fuel.

 

To learn more, I spoke to University of Otago's James Headley about what’s going on, first asking him why Europe was so reliant on Russia's fuel supplies.