Quartz quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow John Roberts on the European Union’s antitrust case against Gazprom:

John Roberts, an expert on former Soviet energy at the Atlantic Council, said that Russia has sometimes appeared to resort to violence to get its way on natural gas deals. In a conference yesterday at John Hopkins University, Roberts said unexplained explosions had disabled either gas or electricity supplies to Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, and Turkmenistan during energy or diplomatic crises involving Russia from 2006 through 2009.

“It’s dangerous, Russia—and even more so because it’s cash-constrained,” Roberts said.

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