The Kremlin warned on Tuesday night it is prepared to cut off gas to Poland and Bulgaria after it warned that it would stop sending gas to “unfriendly” countries that refuse to pay in rubles.
Moscow then moved to cut off gas supplies to Warsaw and Sofia as tensions between Russia and the West escalate over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Poland’s state gas company, PGNiG confirmed the move, which is backed up by data from the EU network of gas transmission operators that supplies were in fact cut off on Wednesday morning for a brief period.
But Poland is not phased by Russia’s further threats to slash its gas supplies again.
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