Russia has cut gas supplies to several European countries. While some countries in central and Eastern Europe face shortages, the poorest struggle with spiralling energy prices.
Russia continues to target Ukraine’s southern Black Sea regions of Odessa and Mykolaiv with air strikes, hitting private buildings and port infrastructure with missiles, says Kiev as the conflict continues on 154th day.
Russia's Gazprom announced it would reduce supply to 33 million cubic metres a day – half the amount it has been delivering since service resumed last week.
While the EU Commission proposes a mechanism to reduce gas consumption and encourage stockpiling for the winter, member states are going it alone with gas deals.
Gazprom will help Iran's national oil company in the development of gas and oil fields, as well as the completion of liquefied natural gas projects and construction of gas export pipelines.
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Russia attempts to "destroy" European unity, using gas against Germany to retaliate against the West's support for Ukraine following its assault.
Separatists in eastern Ukraine claim that most of Sievierodonetsk is controlled by Russia amid President Zelenskyy’s visit in show of support for Mykolaiv as fierce fighting enters 116th day.
After Russia's decision to stop supplying Gazprom Germania, Berlin has to buy an extra 10 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Moscow's troops push deeper into the strategic eastern city of Sievierodonetsk, while the European Union agrees to ban most imports of Russian oil in response to the Ukraine conflict — now in its 97th day.
EU leaders have agreed to implement a ban on 90 percent of Russian oil imports in the latest package of sanctions against Russia.
Russia tells the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear war and warns conventional Western weapons were legitimate targets in Ukraine, where battles rage on the 62nd day.
Russia's offensive in Ukraine enters its third month with thousands dead and millions displaced, as Kiev desperately seeks relief for Ukrainians trapped in the battered city of Mariupol.
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