With EU gas prices at 13-year highs and Russian gas supplies to the EU down by almost a fifth,

 the head of Ukraine’s pipeline company tells the Financial Times  that the EU should fight back against Russia’s ‘blackmail.” Sergiy Makogon, chief executive of Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator, said he believed that Gazprom is deliberately holding back gas supplies from the EU to force approval of the controversial Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “[The EU] should not follow this blackmail of Gazprom with prices,” he said.