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Ukraine’s Gas War With Russia Is Playing Out on Twitter

  • Naftogaz takes to the web to torment former ally Gazprom
  • Russia hasn’t supplied Ukraine with gas for almost a year
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Ukraine’s state gas company has battled with Russia’s Gazprom PJSC over natural gas supplies in the real world for years. Now it’s taken the fight to Twitter.

An account run by NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy frequently tweets directly to the world’s biggest exporter about contract disputes, posts articles decrying new pipeline projects that would send more Russian gas into Europe and re-tweets compliments on its efforts to wean itself off imports from its once dominant supplier. In September, the account directed its 1,350 followers to a clock that counts the days since Naftogaz last bought fuel from Russia via a web link called “still alive.”