Germany is firing up coal plants and importing liquefied natural gas to shore up energy supplies. Activists are carrying out increasingly disruptive protests, gluing themselves to roads and runways.
Duralex glassware maker is just one company that's suspended operations over spiking energy costs after a cutoff of Russian natural gas.
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
It was seen as a way for Russia to prop up its currency and retaliate for Western sanctions, but it could cause global energy prices to spike. One analyst sees it as a warning to the rest of Europe.
President Vladimir Putin issued a new directive as he attempts to leverage Russia's in-demand fuel to counter a barrage of Western sanctions.
As much as 40% of Europe's natural gas supply comes from Russia, a reliance that puts U.S. allies like Germany in a jam when it comes to finding a sanctions solution to the crisis.