MONTREAL — Here’s a depressing thought: while the European Union righteously (and rightfully) decries the unprovoked military assault on Ukraine, the group of 27 countries is effectively underwriting Vladimir Putin’s war effort by continuing to import Russian petroleum products. The International Energy Agency estimates that the value of Russia’s gas piped to the EU alone pours US$400 million a day into Russian coffers, which buys a lot of bloodshed.
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