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Ukraine Latest: UN’s Chief Blasts ‘Immoral’ Oil and Gas Profits

A destroyed store in Okhtyrka, Sumy region, Ukraine.

A destroyed store in Okhtyrka, Sumy region, Ukraine.

Photographer: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres skewered global energy companies, saying it’s “immoral for oil and gas companies to be making record profits from this energy crisis” spawned by the war in Ukraine. He called for nations to impose excess profit taxes.

Romania’s prime minister warned NATO allies that they will have to maintain an expanded troop presence on their eastern flank for at least the medium term as Russia appears intent on creating a buffer between itself and the western military alliance.