Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

The Nord Stream blasts are Putin’s warning shot to the West

Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty images)

While the Ukrainians are fighting a conventional war on their own territory, Russia and the West are engaged in an unconventional one fought by economic pressure, political subterfuge and dirty tricks. The apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines seems just the latest example.

Both of these lines linking Russia to Germany have sprung devastating leaks.

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