International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis
The EU decided a ban to simplified entry procedures for Russian citizens
Russian energy giant Gazprom cut off its gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance work on Wednesday, further raising tensions on an already taut electricity market.
Entsog, the operator of the pipeline, announced that gas deliveries had been halted shortly before 0600 GMT.
A "catastrophe" at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine would threaten the whole of Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.
"Under the cover of the plant, the occupiers are shelling nearby cities and communities," Zelensky said in his evening address.