Russia Opening Gas Pipeline To Western Europe

MOSCOW — With its gas business in decline, Russia on Tuesday begin filling a new pipeline that goes directly under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. Russia has long wanted to build a way around the transit countries that lie between it and Western Europe, because of the money they siphon off and because Moscow feels they take unfair advantage of their position.

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