7 Sep 2022

Putin warns Russia will halt energy supplies if EU introduces price caps

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Vladimir Putin has hit out at Western sanctions on Moscow, describing them as a “fever that poses a threat to the entire world”.

Speaking at an economic forum in Vladivostok, Putin said the measures – imposed in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – were an act of economic “aggression” that had left Europeans worse off.

The EU meanwhile unveiled a plan to inflict further economic pain by capping the price of Russian gas.

He also had time for a swipe at Liz Truss, saying the process that saw her elected was “far from democratic”.