Katja Yafimava is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. She holds a D.Phil. in Geography and an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University. She has been an expert at the UNECE Group of Experts on Gas since January 2015 and was an expert at the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council during 2012-16. Dr Yafimava is the author of many publications on natural gas issues in Europe and Russia, including “The Transit Dimension of EU Energy Security: Russian Gas Transit Across Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova” (OUP 2011).