Ukraine says it will block Russian gas supply to Europe

Kyiv has blamed Russian ‘occupying forces’ for suspending the gas supply

Thomas Kingsley
Wednesday 11 May 2022 18:25 BST
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Ukraine said it will block some of the supply of Russian gas to Europe
Ukraine said it will block some of the supply of Russian gas to Europe (AP)

Ukraine has declared it will suspend the flow of Russian gas through a transit passing through its country.

Blaming Moscow for the move, Ukraine which handles almost a third of the fuel piped from Russia to Ukraine, said it would stop shipments via the Sokhranivka route from Wednesday, declaring “force majeure”, a clause invoked when a business is hit by something beyond its control.

Ukraine has remained a major transit route for Russian gas to Europe even after Moscow's invasion.

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