Fighting in Luhansk behind drop in Russian gas flow -Habeck

German Vice Chancellor and Economy and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck speaks ahead of the weekly German cabinet meeting at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN, May 11 (Reuters) - A drop in the volume of Russian gas arriving to Germany from a key transit point in Ukraine resulted from fighting in the Luhansk region and was not because Russia had reduced supplies, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Wednesday.

"Gas deliveries to Germany are stable," Habeck said during a news conference in Berlin. "We see no reason to raise the alert level."

Germany had in March triggered the early for gas supplies, setting up a crisis team to monitor imports. It was the first step of a three-step emergency plan.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr Editing by Madeline Chambers

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