Moscow's move came days after Finland announced it wanted to join NATO and amid its refusal to pay for the gas in rubles.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister after his Labor party clenched its first electoral win since 2007.
Three-month siege killed an estimated 20,000 civilians. Ukraine has not yet confirmed.
Russian forces have been accused of using the rape of civilians as a weapon of war in the bloody invasion.
Finland is the latest country to lose the energy supply, which is used to generate electricity and power industry, after rejecting Russia’s decree.
Battered by their monthslong siege of the vital port city of Mariupol, Russian troops need time to regroup, Britain’s Defense Ministry said in an assessment.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is accusing Russia of holding grain for millions of people around the world hostage.
The order is "final and non-negotiable."
Yuliia Paievska recorded her team's frantic efforts over two weeks to bring people back from the brink of death in Mariupol. Now, she's in Russian hands.
U.K. intelligence suggests Russian officials will also be "distracted" as they try to avoid "culpability" for the invasion's failures.