Russia Attack on Ukraine Threatens European Gas Supplies

Natural-fuel selling prices rose about the world as Russia’s new military force versus Ukraine posed a danger to Europe’s already tenuous source of the very important heating and electrical power-generation fuel.

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously this week said he wouldn’t transform off his country’s circulation of gas to Europe, immediately after deploying troops to two breakaway Ukrainian provinces. But his announcement early Thursday of new navy motion in the state ratchets up risks to Ukraine’s fuel-transportation infrastructure, essential to European supplies. It also poses the risk that Russia will shut off its gas in reaction to Western sanctions intended to punish Moscow.