As China phases down on the usage of coal energy, Moscow sees an opportunity to decrease its dependence on Western buyers and make a pivot toward Chinese markets.
The crowd in the city's main square appeared to number about 20,000 — though opposition organisers said the number was twice as large and police estimated 6,500 were in attendance.
Moscow and Beijing will soon sign a deal on delivery of "50 billion cubic metres of gas" per year via Power of Siberia 2 pipeline, which will run partly via Mongolia, says Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
The EU leadership seeks to starve Russia of the funds it needs to finance its war with Ukraine, but that comes at a high cost.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on several foreign policy matters, including energy, Russia, and Greece before starting a three-day tour of the Balkans.
As the conflict enters its 192nd day, Moscow says Kiev tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia facility and Turkish President Erdogan tells Russia's Putin that Türkiye could play a facilitating role on the nuclear plant standoff.
EU makes it harder for Russians to enter the bloc and a team of experts reaches Zaporizhzhia in south Ukraine en route to a Russian-held nuclear plant on the 189th day of the conflict.
Europe has been on edge over soaring energy prices as Russia curbed its gas deliveries in the wake of its offensive in Ukraine.
Russia has cut gas supplies to several European countries. While some countries in central and Eastern Europe face shortages, the poorest struggle with spiralling energy prices.
Russia continues to target Ukraine’s southern Black Sea regions of Odessa and Mykolaiv with air strikes, hitting private buildings and port infrastructure with missiles, says Kiev as the conflict continues on 154th day.
Russia's Gazprom announced it would reduce supply to 33 million cubic metres a day – half the amount it has been delivering since service resumed last week.
While the EU Commission proposes a mechanism to reduce gas consumption and encourage stockpiling for the winter, member states are going it alone with gas deals.
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