The Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander de Croo, said that the energy crisis in Europe will last for ten years, and not for 1-2, as most people think.
Is it scary? Of course! But it is undoubtedly not more terrible than the war that Russia started. A war against the whole world, thinking that the latter will fall under the gas pressure of a terrorist country.
One of the components of victory will be the refusal of Russian gas. And for this, even sanctions are not needed—no demand - no supply.
And about why Russia needs a weak Europe, read Ksenia Orinchak's column for Business Censor