Russian influence over Poland.
Russian influence over Poland is nearly 0. Unlike that of your beloved Gerries, which is gigantic.
better Russia than Saudis
It's not that Russians were chosen over Saudis, it's all ******** from a "liberal" troll. The goal is to create a wide array of suppliers and thus push the prices down. That's what going to happen and Russians went down with the price to defend at least part of the market and it's good, that's what the whole thing is about. I don't see any reason why we should totally stop buying from Russians, one has to be utter moron to think about it.
Read about the reality, ignore the clown.
Discount, sales flexibility, supplies delivered to Mažeikiai through the Būtingė oil terminal - these are some of the huge steps taken by the Russians in order to, at least partially, defend the Polish crude oil export market. Despite the above, the spot agreements market share is going to be successively increased anyway, as more and more of agreements of this type are being signed with the partners from the Middle East.