Russia’s retaliation on gas raises stakes for U.S.

Russia is taking a retaliatory step the U.S. and its allies have been bracing for – cutting off gas exports to two European nations, a move that escalated tensions and raised concerns about the possibility of Russia widening the stoppage to other nations.


The Biden administration has long warned that Russia would weaponize its energy exports, but sought to work in lockstep with European allies on their own timelines to reduce reliance on Russian gas and oil.