Ukraine to halt some Russian gas flows, claims battlefield gains

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By Jonathan Landay KHARKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine prepared to suspend the flow of some Russian gas to Europe through a key transit point on Wednesday, as it claimed battlefield gains over invading Kremlin forces, including the recapture of four villages around the second city of Kharkiv. Ukraine has remained a major route for Russian gas to Europe even after President Vladimir Putin ordered the Feb. 24 invasion. Mounting Western sanctions are seeking to ban or phase out the use of Russian energy. Blaming Moscow for the move, Ukraine’s gas operator said it will redirect the gas from the S…

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