Gazprom video warns of intense winter for Europe amid Ukraine war

The energy giant is one of Europe's primary suppliers of energy

Updated: September 6, 2022 - 5:20pm

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Russian state-operated energy company Gazprom has released a video depicting Europe freezing over during an exceptionally harsh winter this year amid Moscow's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The energy giant is one of Europe's primary suppliers of energy and has continued to pump fuel to the West through Ukraine, even amid the war and despite European sanctions. Many European countries are dependent on Russia to meet their energy needs.

In the video, which the Daily Mail obtained, a Gazprom worker turns a knob at a power facility, cutting off fuel supply to Europe.  It subsequently pans to shots of European cities experiencing intense winter weather while eerie singing in Russian plays in the background.

In late August, Gazprom announced it would halt the flow of natural gas to Germany for a brief period while it made repairs to the Nord Stream pipeline, one of the most critical pieces of energy infrastructure supplying the continent.