Rusia-(Berberanews)-Following Vladimir Putin’s orders to send soldiers into Ukraine, Germany has shut down a crucial Russian gas pipeline.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two Ukrainian breakaway areas as independent states on Monday and ordered Russian soldiers to deploy to both.
The action is mainly seen as a pretext for a larger invasion by Western nations.
Germany blocked permission of the Nord Stream 2 project, and other Western countries imposed penalties in reaction.
Sanctions are a broad phrase that refers to a variety of actions taken by one government to hurt another, mainly to prevent aggressive behavior or violations of international law.
Despite objections from the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Ukraine, Germany has backed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It cost €10 billion (£8.4 billion), with money coming from both Russian and Western energy firms.