- Is Russia refusing to sell gas to Europe? Absolutely NOT! It is Europe that is refusing to pay and refusing to buy gas from Russia. How is this sanction policy bad for Russia? They are diverting their natural gas to China and the price has rocketed upwards. Russia do not need European gas sales to survive. So, what’s the real purpose of these sanctions? It is against their own country/sheeple. It is to cause chaos, collapse, hardship, famine, hyperinflation … ultimately leading to the mass culling of the sheeple in Europe and USA.