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Germany Warns Russian Gas-Supply Woes Will Test European Unity

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Gas Prices Surge as Russia Keeps Crucial Pipeline Closed

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned that uncertainty over gas supplies from Russia will pose a stiff test for European Union solidarity this winter.

Officials including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have accused Vladimir Putin of using energy supplies as a weapon to divide the EU, and Baerbock underscored the importance of standing up to the Russian leader and presenting a united front. The bloc’s 27 members are seeking to avoid the tensions that divided member states in the aftermath of the financial crisis.