Russia announces a full halt of gas flows to Europe through a key pipeline on day 191 of the conflict, while fighting continues around a nuclear plant where some UN inspectors are on a visit.
Friday, September 2, 2022
US: Russia using energy as a weapon
Moscow is using energy as a tool to pressure Europe, the White House has said about the delayed return of Gazprom’s Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline, as Europe gets closer to a ban on oil imports from Russia.
“It is unfortunately not surprising that Russia continues to use energy as a weapon against European consumers,” a National Security Council spokesperson told the Reuters news agency in an email about the shutdown of the pipeline that sends gas to Europe.
Russia halted gas deliveries to Germany for …