the gas battle revived by Russia


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The Russian gas giant Gazprom announced that it would drastically reduce, to 33 million cubic meters daily, Russian gas deliveries to Europe via the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Wednesday, reigniting the gas battle between Russia and the West. . Follow live events.

  • 4:49 am: Sergei Lavrov arrived in Uganda

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov arrived in Uganda, the third leg of his African tour, announced Monday evening a spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy. He has already visited Egypt and Congo, where he wanted to reassure his partners after the agreement on secure corridors for grain exports from Ukraine and Russia which should ward off the risks of food insecurity in Africa. .

“In Entebbe, Sergei Lavrov is welcomed by his Ugandan counterpart” Jeje Odongo, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote. According to the Russian news agency TASS, Sergei Lavrov was to meet on Tuesday with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

  • 3:31 am: “a partial success” in the Donbass

Ukrainian army general staff says Russian troops recorded ‘partial success’ near Vouglegirsk thermal power plant in Donbass, although they suffered casualties trying to advance towards Ukrainian stronghold of Bakhmout in the Donetsk region.

  • 1:14 a.m .: new arms passes on gas deliveries

The Russian gas giant Gazprom announced that it would drastically reduce from Wednesday, to 33 million cubic meters daily, the deliveries of Russian gas to Europe via the Nord Stream gas pipeline, arguing the need for maintenance of a turbine.

The manager of Ukraine’s gas transmission system, GTSOU, was moved on Monday evening by a “rapid increase in pressure on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline”, on the border between Russia and Ukraine . “The change in pressure occurred without any warning from Gazprom,” GTSOU said in a statement, adding that a “change in pressure may lead to emergency situations on the main gas pipeline.”

4,500 kilometers long, this gas pipeline starts in Siberia to connect European customers via Ukraine. The Russian portion is carried out by Gazprom.

With Reuters and AFP


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