Russia Shuts Down Nord Stream Pipeline as Europe Faces Energy Crisis


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Russian state-owned firm Gazprom has halted gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to western Europe for three days as Moscow faces accusations that it is weaponizing energy.

Russia’s energy giant announced that maintenance work required a halt to natural gas flows to Germany from Wednesday to Saturday. Germany has accused Moscow of using gas to drive up prices and weaken the European Union‘s resolve over sanctions imposed following President Vladimir Putin‘s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.