Berlin, May 13: Germany is bracing for energy sanctions imposed by Russia, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck has said during his speech in the country's lower house of Parliament Bundestag.

"We have prepared ourselves for the situation," Habeck said, noting that energy markets offered sufficient alternatives and could compensate for the loss of gas from Russia, Xinhua news agency reported. Russia-Ukraine War Updates: Russian Forces Attack Major Oil Refinery in Central Ukraine.

Moscow on Wednesday imposed sanctions on European energy companies. Gazprom Germania and some of its subsidiaries were no longer supplied with gas from Russia.

Gazprom Germania is currently managed by Germany's Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

"Overall, gas flows to Germany are almost unchanged," the BNetzA said. However, the development would be closely monitored. Current filling levels of gas storage facilities in Germany were slightly above the average of previous years.

Reduced gas volumes via Ukrainian transits were currently offset by higher inflows from Norway and the Netherlands in particular, according to the latest daily situation report by the German agency.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website