Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom said an oil leak prompted the company to shut off the gas supply to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which had been expected to reopen Saturday. European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer called the move “proof of Russia’s cynicism,” as fears of a prolonged shutdown heighten in Europe.
The International Atomic Energy Agency will establish a “permanent” presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, the agency’s chief said Friday. The move to constantly monitor the facility followed heavy fighting between Russia and Ukraine that raised fears among world leaders of a potential nuclear catastrophe.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.