Gas In The USSR

Despite Russia saying that it has turned the taps back on, no gas has yet made it through Ukraine pipelines to neighbouring countries like Bulgaria, Slovakia and Moldova, according to media reports.

Russia says that Ukraine is syphoning the gas off for its own use, Ukraine says that the volume is insufficiently low, and that the pipeline route Moscow wants the gas to take, makes it physically impossible.

It's a highly complex problem, so to help you understand it more clearly, here's a map of the route Russia would like to use on the left, and Ukraine's suggestion on the right:

Can You Smell Gas?