28th Nov 2023


Russia temporarily shuts down gas pipe to Germany

Russia has shut down its Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany, the biggest single conduit to Europe, for 10 days of annual maintenance, amid fears it might extend the cut-off to put pressure on Europe to stop helping Ukraine. "[Russian president Vladimir] Putin knows no taboos," Timm Kehler from German industry association Zukunft Gas told Reuters. Germany and the Czechs also signed an agreement to share gas if needed.

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