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Day 64 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia turned the Tap Off on Bulgaria and Poland, Unrest in Moldova

Russia has suspended gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland, Guterres is already in Kyiv, explosions in Moldova. Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Russia stopped the gas for Poland and Bulgaria

Hot Water in Sofia may become Cooler due to Problems with Natural Gas Supplies

"There is no danger of stopping the hot water in Sofia in the summer due to the suspended gas supplies by Gazprom. No regime will be introduced. However, it is possible to reduce the water temperature." This was stated to bTV by the member of the Supervisory Board of "Toplofikacia" (District Heating) Sofia Valentin Terziiski.

EU defies gas ’blackmail’ as Russia pushes deeper into Ukraine

The European Union has warned Russia it will not bend to "blackmail" over its support for Kyiv after the Kremlin cut off gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland.

The warning on Wednesday came ahead of UN chief Antonio Guterres arriving in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Bulgaria’s Ruling Party will vote “For” Sending Weapons to Ukraine and Considers the President’s Position “Disgraceful”

"'We continue the change' is a political party that will fully defend the Bulgarian interest. This means an independent, free and prosperous Bulgaria," said Prime Minister Kiril Petkov at a press conference of the party, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Asen Vassilev and members of the WCC Executive Board.

Greece will help Bulgaria with the Gas Supplies situation

"Greece will offer assistance to Bulgaria after Russia suspended gas supplies to the country". This was stated today by the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Kiril Petkov today, Reuters reports.

The two had a phone conversation and this was confirmed today by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Bulgaria will not Suspend Gas Supplies to Serbia and Hungary but will Review Contracts with Gazprom

For the time being, Bulgaria has no intention of stopping transit gas to Serbia and Hungary. This became clear at a briefing by Bulgarian Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov, who gave more details about Gazprom's decision to suspend natural gas supplies to Bulgaria.

Bulgaria will not Succumb to Extortion and will not Pay for Gas in Rubles

"The government is prepared for the scenario of stopping the supply of Russian natural gas to Bulgaria, and for its part is currently reviewing the contract for transit through our country." This was announced by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to the ministers and he declared that Bulgaria will not succumb to racketeering and blackmail to pay for natural gas in rubles, while at the same t

Poland, Bulgaria, Defiant After Russia Cuts off Gas Supply

Poland and Bulgaria said Russian energy giant Gazprom's decision to halt natural gas supplies to them won't cause unbearable problems as they either have enough gas stored, or have alternatives to draw on.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called Gazprom's move "a direct attack on Poland, revenge for the sanctions we imposed", in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.