Multiple gas leaks in the Baltic Sea on the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe may have led to the "largest [Methane] emission event ever detected," UN says.
Moscow and Washington blame each other for sabotaging the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines earlier this week.
Russian Foreign Ministry says Washington's intelligence agencies have "full control" over the waters around Denmark and Sweden, where the leaks occurred.
Russia expressed concern over the "unprecedented" damage to three offshore lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline system, saying that a prompt investigation is required.
Russian state-controlled Gazprom announced on Friday that main pipeline to Germany would remain closed indefinitely.
Europe has been on edge over soaring energy prices as Russia curbed its gas deliveries in the wake of its offensive in Ukraine.
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.
A day after Moscow announced it was expanding its Ukraine aims, Kharkiv's regional governor said two people were killed and 19 injured in Russian attacks.
Not wanting to anger the Kremlin, Berlin has pursued a low-profile policy on the Ukraine conflict.
Russia is facing a barrage of unprecedented sanctions, including embargoes on its energy exports in the wake of its military operation in neighbouring Ukraine.
As tensions over Ukraine continue to rise, here’s a look at the reasons behind Europe’s gas crisis.
The Turkish and Russian presidents formally launched TurkStream gas pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey. The project is part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.
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