27 Apr 2022

Russia accused of blackmail after halting gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria

Policy Correspondent

Russia has been accused of blackmail after it stopped gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

It’s another escalation in the economic war between President Putin and Europe, running alongside the military battle inside Ukraine.

Europe gets a third of its gas from Russia. Today, the EU promised that the era of Russian fossil fuels in Europe was coming to an end.

But Russia’s move has pushed up gas prices again which means a further squeeze on households here in the UK.