Russia’s illegal cancellation of its contracts for delivery of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria is a transparent attempt at divide and rule. Moscow is trying to divide EU nations among themselves in an attempt to deter the West from providing Ukraine with more heavy weapons. Of course, Russia will not cancel its deliveries of natural gas to Germany since that would crush the Russian economy, however Moscow is nevertheless doing its best at intimidating the Europeans, including repeating the worn-out trick of threatening nuclear WWIII. Now is more important than ever for European nations to be united against the Russian menace and fully support Ukraine in every way possible short of military intervention. Ukraine must be comprehensively armed and Western defense industries need to be put into war mode in terms of significantly increasing their production. It is essential to refuse to become intimidated and to act without fear.