Sanctions against Russian liquefied natural gas – why are they important?

After the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the formation of sanctions policy became one of the most essential tasks of the Ukrainian diplomatic corps. The imposed sanctions packages have caused considerable damage to the Russian economy and limited its markets, locking it to a few partners and making it challenging to import technologies necessary for war.

Sanctions against Russian oil were introduced with long delays, so as a result, the Russian Federation managed to earn a lot of money before the price ceiling was raised. However, the sanctions still significantly affected the Kremlin’s ability to manipulate energy carriers as political leverage.

Russian liquefied gas is the next milestone in the sanctions policy of the Ukrainian partners, but delays in adoption directly affect the effectiveness of this tool for countering Moscow’s aggression. So, will these sanctions be as effective as those against oil and force the Russian Federation to look for at least some kind of buyer for its resources?

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

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How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).