cut Russian gas supplies, Zelensky accused Moscow of waging an “open gas war against a united Europe”

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Cover image: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the visit of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in kyiv. July 25, 2022. Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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  • Gazprom has announced a new sharp reduction in gas deliveries to Europe. The Russian gas giant announced on Monday July 25 that it will reduce from Wednesday, up to 33 million cubic meters per day, deliveries of Russian gas to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, arguing that the maintenance operation of a turbine. This represents approximately 20% of the gas pipeline’s capacity, while it is only used for 40%.
  • Berlin criticized a political decision after Gazprom’s announcement and ensured that there is “no technical reason” to further reduce the delivery of Russian gas. The German government considers it a “pretext” and a decision “politics” to influence Westerners. The Russian energy company requests the need for maintenance operations on a turbine in this gas pipeline that connects Russia to Germany.
  • For his part, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky felt that Russia was conducting a open gas war against United Europe » and called him to “fight back” by increasing penalties.
  • Gas and gasoline prices ended up higher, on Monday, fears of a reduction in the supply of hydrocarbons from Russia returned again. the Dutch FTTthe benchmark for natural gas in Europe, is over to 8.60% at 176.45 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). In terms of oil, barrels of Brent from the North Sea for September delivery earned 1.88% at $105.15. the barrels of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) US for same month delivery up 2.11% at $96.70.
  • Moscow says it wants to end the “unacceptable food” Places called Zelensky in Ukraine Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday at the annual Arab League summit in Cairo. “We are determined to help the people of eastern Ukraine free themselves from the burden of this totally unacceptable regime” said Sergei Lavrov before adding: We will undoubtedly help the Ukrainian people to remove the regime, which is completely anti-popular and anti-historical. »
  • Sloviansk, a city in Donetsk oblast, is on the brink of a major Russian attack. its mayor, Vadym Liakh, asked the residents to leave the community immediately, near Kramatorsk. Sloviansk is partly ruined, although it has many historical buildings before Russia invaded Ukraine.
  • Russian missiles hit the port of Odessa on Saturdayaccording to Ukraine, which accuses Vladimir Putin of having “spit in the face” of the United Nations (UN) and Turkey, and jeopardized the application of the agreement signed the previous day to resume grain exports blocked by the war. Westerners and the UN condemned the strike, which Moscow denied in Turkey.
  • Before announcing the missile launch in Odessa, the African Union has “congratulations” Saturday of the grain export agreement, welcome an event “welcome” for the continent, which faces an increased risk of famine. The agreement, the signing of which lowers wheat prices, should be able to export 20 million to 25 million tons of grain blocked in Ukraine.
  • The war in Ukraine knows no respite on other fronts. Mykolaiv was bombarded again Sunday morning after being targeted the night before “four Kalibr-type cruise missiles”, which injured five people, including a teenager, and destroyed several buildings, according to the Ukrainian presidency. He also reports on shooting in Kharkiv regionemphasis “many residential buildings were destroyed and residential buildings were burned”.
  • The rest of Ukraine was not spared even, to continue, Saturday, the bombing of Russia, which killed three. Thirteen cruise missiles fired from the sea fell near the town of Kropyvnytskyi in the Oblast of Kirovogradin the center of the country, informed its governor, Andri Raikovych, who determined that the railway infrastructure and a military aerodrome were targeted.
  • In the land, in the region of Khersonlargely occupied by Russian troops since March 3, the Ukrainians say they are intensifying their attack. “We can talk about a change on the ground. In recent operations, the Ukrainian armed forces have the advantage “assured Sunday the adviser to the head of the regional military administration loyal to kyiv, Sergiy Khlan.
  • Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, called, in a video address on Sunday night, to his compatriots in “to unite and work together for victory”ago “celebrates for the first time the Day of Sovereignty of Ukraine, July 28”. His German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, for his part thinks that Russia’s war in Ukraine is the same “a war against European unity”.

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