The EU said Wednesday it was “prepared” for Moscow to suspend gas supplies to the 27-nation bloc and is planning a “coordinated” response after Russia’s Gazprom turned off the taps to Poland and Bulgaria. “We have been working to ensure alternative deliveries and the best possible storage levels across the EU,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement, insisting that “member states have put in place contingency plans for just such a scenario and we worked with them in coordination and solidarity”.