I am well - totally sick of Winter, but well and I hope you and yours are as well.
Thanks for the link, which confirms a hunch I had. It appears that Russia may have another card in their deck that can be used, if necessary, to get access to a "land bridge" through the Ukraine to get to their seaport in the Crimea. I have no idea what can be done about it, since Gazprom is the supplier of fuel to most of the EU countries, but some agreement might have to be reached, IMO. I don't think Putin is ready to play nasty hardball - yet - and I think Merkel and company understand that, but what's the benefit to having a seaport to ship things from if he can't get to it?