Germany Braces for Less Gas as Russia Demands Ruble Payments

BERLIN — Germany began bracing for a sudden drop in Russian natural gas supplies amid Russian threats to slash energy exports, the German government said Wednesday.

Germany’s economy minister, Robert Habecksaid Berlin has triggered the early-warning stage of a contingency plan that aims to insulate the country against any possible reduction in Russian gas deliveries, adding that Russian supplies continue uninterrupted.

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