Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that number of countries without gas.had cut off all gas supplies through pipelines crossing Ukrainian territory, the latest move in a devastating pricing dispute between the two neighbors that has already left a
Valentyn Zemlyansky, spokesman for state gas company Naftogaz, saidcompletely stopped sending gas to European consumers at 7:44 a.m. (0544 GMT). Eighty percent of Russian gas is shipped via .
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press Writer
“Words fail us,” Zemlyansky said of Gazprom’s move.
Russia confirmed the cutoff but said it was Ukraine’s fault because it had shut down the last pipeline carrying gas from Russia.
The Russia-Ukraine Europe with the force of a winter storm. It has affected at least a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of people were left without heat and governments scrambled to find .dispute has hit
Before Wednesday, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, , Croatia, Serbia and Turkey had all reported a halt in gas shipments, while France, Germany, Austria, and had reported substantial drops in supplies from Russia.