Poland's gas supplies from east uninterrupted says PGNiG

PGNiG collects gas from the Yamal Pipeline, a 4,107-kilometre pipeline connecting Russia’s natural gas fields in the Yamal Peninsula and Western Siberia with Poland and Germany through Belarus. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Russian gas supplies are uninterrupted despite the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish natural gas monopolist PGNiG has said.

"PGNiG has been monitoring the situation as regards the supplies of gas to the Polish transit system," the company said, adding that supplies are continuing in line with agreed terms.

PGNiG collects gas from the Yamal Pipeline, a 4,107-kilometre pipeline connecting Russia’s natural gas fields in the Yamal Peninsula and Western Siberia with Poland and Germany through Belarus.

The firm said it holds a diversified portfolio of natural gas supplies, which includes domestic and external sources and can obtain gas from various directions, including through an LNG terminal on the Baltic Sea.

The company said it also maintains standard and mandatory reserves in its underground storage tanks.

Russia launched a full-scale military attack from air, land and sea against Ukraine on Thursday morning and has described the aim of the operation as total demilitarisation and "de-Nazification" of its neighbour.

The move sent shockwaves around the globe, with the US and EU vowing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Russia.