Germany gets 55 percent of its total gas imports from Russia. Most of that gas comes through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The rest of the gas is supplied through various pipelines installed on land. Now one-fifth less gas is being supplied through that pipeline than usual.
Gas prices in Central European countries, including Germany, have started to rise as Russia's gas supply has decreased. Concerns have increased as Russia further cut gas supplies to Europe on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Ukraine believes Moscow has started a 'gas war' against Europe by cutting gas supplies. The country says the move is a 'terrorist act' by Moscow against the people.
Russian energy company Gazprom explained the cut in gas supplies to Germany, saying it cut gas supplies for maintenance work on a turbine. However, the German government says there is no mechanical reason behind the reduction in gas supply.
The reduction in Russian gas supply will increase the demand for gas in Europe, due to which the UK will also suffer due to the increase in the price of gas in the world market.