European leaders blast cutoff of Russian gas as ‘blackmail’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Russia opened a new front in its war in Ukraine on Wednesday, cutting two European Union nations that staunchly back Kyiv off from its gas, a dramatic escalation in the conflict that is increasingly becoming a wider battle with the West. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)

European leaders blast cutoff of Russian gas as ‘blackmail’