Existing transit routes allow for bolstering supply from Russia as gas prices rise to a record high in Europe in recent days.
Baku dismisses Yerevan's accusations that it was laying "siege" to a lake on their border, calling such claims "provocative."
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
Asked about US President Joe Biden’s remarks, President Vladimir Putin charged they reflect the troubled past of US, pointing to atomic bombing of Japan, history of slaughtering Native Americans and slavery.
EU’s foreign policy chief Borrell has conveyed his concerns on the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny to Russian FM Lavrov, who called the bloc an unreliable partner. Both sides, however, appeared ready to engage where possible.
"The holding of unauthorised rallies raises concerns and justifies the tough actions of the police," Kremlin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says.
More than 280 people were detained in Moscow for protesting a court hearing that decides if Navalny should be jailed for violating the terms of a suspended sentence he was given on embezzlement charges in 2014.
Several allies and supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have been detained in Moscow after mass protests demanding his release from prison drew tens of thousands to the streets in over 100 Russian cities.
Moscow says it will not take into account European Union's demand to free Kremlin-critic Alexey Navalny, describing the calls to protest by the opposition as "troubling".
Moscow says it shares the same view with the newly elected US President Joe Biden on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty agreement but is waiting to see "details of this proposal."
Incoming MI6 chief Richard Moore, along with CIA director Gina Haspel and DGSE head Bernard Emie, have all professionally served in Turkey and speak Turkish.
A parliament report has said while it would be "difficult" to prove that Russia sought to influence the EU referendum, it was clear Britain "was slow to recognise the existence of the threat" despite past evidence of Russia interfering in 2014.
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