RUSSIA

The refinery standing between Germany and an oil embargo
THE NEW YORK TIMES

For decades, crude oil piped in from Russia has flowed into a giant refinery in Schwedt, an industrial city on the Oder River in Germany, providing jobs for thousands of workers and a reliable source of gasoline, jet fuel and heating oil for residents of Berlin.


Greece new hub for Russian ship-to-ship fuel oil exports?
ECONOMY

Russian fuel oil arrivals offshore Greece jumped to record levels in April, as sanctions on Moscow drive traders to find new ways to export Russian oil via ship-to-ship (STS) loadings, Refinitiv Eikon data showed and sources said.

Trade deficit with Russia soars in March
ECONOMY

The high rates of natural gas sent the cost of Russian imports to Greece soaring in March. At the same time exports to Russia collapsed due to the sanctions the European Union has imposed on Moscow, and the problems concerning transport after the start of the war in Ukraine.


Mitsotakis reaffirms strong bonds uniting Greece and US
NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reaffirmed the strong historical bonds uniting Greece and the United States while also touching on several important issues including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Turkey’s conduct in the Eastern Mediterranean.


A cornered rat is very dangerous indeed
OPINION

Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been eager to share an instructive story from his childhood, about how, when he was growing up in poverty in Soviet Leningrad, he used to spend his days chasing rats.




How can Europe get gas if Russia’s supply is disrupted?
ANALYSIS

Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned Gazprom a day after Ukraine stopped a major gas transit route, pushing prices higher.

US, Western Europe fret over uncertain Ukraine war endgame
ANALYSIS

An interminable and unwinnable war in Europe? That’s what NATO leaders fear and are bracing for as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds into its third month with little sign of a decisive military victory for either side and no resolution in sight.