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Germany Says It’s Taking Russian Gas-Halt Threat Seriously

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Germany is taking Russia’s threat to halt gas supplies seriously after the country stopped deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria over disputed payment terms.

“Russia is showing that it’s ready to get serious,” Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Wednesday in Berlin. “They’re ready to put a stop to gas deliveries. We have to take that seriously, and that also goes for other European countries.”