By Tim Gebhart 4:53 pm PST
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The current situation in Ukraine is suspected to be the result of the restructuring of global energy supply lines since the Biden administration took office and of their push to steer Ukraine away from Russian influence and towards the Biden administration and the European Union’s interests.

The 2014 Russia-Ukraine skirmish came at the heels of agreements made between the United States and Ukraine to open its Olesky deposit to American oil companies such as Exxon Mobile, Chevron, and Shell. The Olesky deposit is estimated to hold over 2.98 trillion cubic meters of oil. This agreement irked Russian gas company Gazprom and sought to thwart their monopoly in the region.