The European Union. Russia Says ‘likely’ to Shut Down Gas

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The European Union. Russia says ‘likely’ to shut down gas, proposes plan to cut consumption 

The EU proposed a plan for countries to reduce natural gas demand – as officials warned Russia was “likely” to cut flows to Europe.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outlined a proposal for members to cut gas consumption by 15 percent for a few months starting in August.

The European Union. Russia says 'likely' to shut down gas,

“Russia is blackmailing us. Russia is using energy as a weapon. And so in any event, whether it is a partial, large Russian cut-off, or a total cut-off of Russian gas, Europe needs to be prepared,” von der Leyen said at a news conference.

“We have to be proactive,” she said. “We have to be prepared for a possible complete disruption of Russian gas. And that’s a likely scenario. That’s what we’ve seen in the past.”

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