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Live news updates: Russia on Wednesday said that it is shutting off gas to two European Union nations, which have staunchly backed Ukraine

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Russian tanks roll along a street in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, April 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
Russian tanks roll along a street in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
Live news updates: Meanwhile, the European Union held emergency talks after Russia on Wednesday said that it is shutting off gas to two European Union nations, which have staunchly backed Ukraine. The escalation came in a memo from state-controlled Russian giant Gazprom, which said it had cut natural gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria because they refused to pay in Russian rubles, as President Vladimir Putin had demanded. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov further warned of cutting off gas supplies to other EU nations if they fail to make the payment in ruble.

External Affairs Minsiter S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that the best way to deal with the Ukraine conflict would be to focus on "stopping the fighting and getting the talking" to move forward." He added that India's position on the crisis is best placed to advance such an approach. 

Meanwhile at UNSC, India's Deputy Permanent Representative R Ravindra raised concern over the situation in Syria and said on the security front that there is an urgent need for genuinely serious attempts towards a comprehensive nationwide ceasefire in Syria.

On economic front, the surge in oil prices due to the Ukrainian war has pushed up inflation in India, which needs monetary tightening and measures to address structural weaknesses to improve growth potential, said a senior IMF official.

According to estimates, the country's economy is likely to grow at 8.2 per cent in 2022-23, down 0.8 per percentage points, said Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, Acting Director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department.

On Tuesday, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said the "burning" issue of Russia's aggression against Ukraine was one of the key topics of his conversation with Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, adding Russia's "irresponsible actions" in Ukraine have trampled all the principles that underpin the world order.


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First Published: Wed, April 27 2022. 07:04 IST

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