Vladimir Putin has told state-controlled energy giant Gazprom to start pumping natural gas into European gas storage facilities once Russia finishes filling its stocks, which could happen by November 8.
During a televised meeting on October 27, Putin told Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller to finish filling underground gas storage facilities in Russia by November 8 and "start gradually increasing the volume of gas" in the company's storage facilities in Austria and Germany.
This timeline would make it possible for Gazprom to "fulfill your contractual obligations to supply European partners with gas in the autumn-winter period," according to the Russian leader.
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