Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas rationing Says … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Ukraine forces thwart Russian armoured column crossing river

Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire Relatives of Mariupol fighters plead for rescue Finland wants security after Russian invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow in bid to join NATO KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and parts of Russian armored column as … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail Canada says Russian attacks are war crimes WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European … Read more

Russian gas supply to Poland resumes; Ukraine condemns ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland resumes; no word in Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russian gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract halted briefly on Wednesday, data from the European Union gas transmission operators showed, raising … Read more

EU must discuss import ban on Russian gas, German defence minister says

People flee the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, Ukraine March 12, 2022 in this screen grab taken from a handout video. Video taken March 12, 2022. ICRC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 3 (Reuters) – Germany’s defense minister said on Sunday that the European Union must … Read more

Europe signals unity against Russian gas payment demands

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Europe vowed to stay united against Russia’s demand that they pay for its gas in roubles, as the threat of an imminent supply halt eased on Friday. European capitals have been bracing for a disruption to gas imports as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks retaliation over Western sanctions for the … Read more

Putin tells Europe: Pay in roubles or we’ll cut off your gas

Energy is Russia’s most powerful lever against West Western nations reject currency switch in gas deals Russia won’t export gas as ‘charity’, says Putin Europe already struggling to find alternative supplies BERLIN/LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday or else have … Read more

What would a U.S. ban on Russian oil mean for the world?

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – The possibility that the United States might ban Russian oil imports has triggered a surge in Brent crude to almost $140 a barrel, its highest level since 2008. read more Russia is the world’s top exporter of crude and oil products combined, at around 7 million barrels per day (bpd) … Read more