Russian gas supply cut will add to its pariah status - UK deputy PM

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A pressure gauge is pictured at a Gaz-System gas compressor station in Rembelszczyzna outside Warsaw

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's decision to cut off gas supply to Poland will add to its status as an economic and political pariah, British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday.

Russian energy company Gazprom on Wednesday halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland as they had failed to pay in roubles.

"We have been warning about this for a while but we will stand shoulder to shoulder with our Polish friends and allies," Raab told Sky News.

"It (halting gas supply) will have a ... very damaging effect on Russia as well because it is becoming further and further, more and more, not just a political pariah, but an economic pariah."

(Reporting by William James, writing by Muvija M)

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