G7 Ministers agree to limit the amount of Russian oil their countries will import…
Russia promptly keeps the supply of natural gas to Germany stopped.…
Biden looks for more money for the Ukraine…..
Here’s what we know:
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline had been expected to reopen Saturday after a three-day shutdown, but it has been postponed. A statement from the energy giant Gazprom raised fresh concerns about European energy supplies.
Gazprom says the gas pipeline connecting Russia to Germany will remain closed.
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The Biden administration asks Congress for $13.7 billion in additional aid for Ukraine, underscoring its resolve.
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Against fierce resistance, Ukraine makes small gains in the south near Kherson.
A price cap on Russian oil wins the backing of G7 ministers.
Gazprom said on Friday that it would postpone restarting the flow of natural gas through a closely watched pipeline that connects Russia and Germany, an unexpected delay that appeared to be part of a larger struggle between Moscow and the West over energy and the war in Ukraine.
The Russian-owned energy giant had been expected to resume the flow of gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Saturday after three days of maintenance. But hours before the pipeline was set to reopen, Gazprom said that problems had been found during inspections, and that the pipeline would be closed until they were eliminated. It did not give a timeline for restarting.
The announcement had the hallmarks of a tit-for-tat move. Earlier on Friday, finance ministers for the Group of 7 countries said that they had agreed to impose a price cap mechanism on Russian oil in a bid to choke off some of the energy revenue Moscow is still collecting from Europe.
European officials said Russia was cutting back its gas deliveries to punish Europe for its opposition to the war in Ukraine….