Four European gas buyers bowed to Vladimir Putin's pressure, paid Russia in rubles: report

Four European gas buyers bowed to Vladimir Putin’s pressure, paid Russia in rubles: report

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Russia supplies gas to 23 European countries through pipelines. At the same time, after the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow said it would only pay in rubles for shipments starting April 1.

Several sanctions were imposed on Russia by the European Union for invading Ukraine, after which Russian President Vladimir Putin took a strong stance, making it clear that if anyone wants to buy gas from Russia, they can only get it in rubles. will have to pay. According to Bloomberg, four European gas buyers have already paid for gas supplies in rubles. A person close to the Russian gas giant Gazprom PJSC has given this information. According to the information, four European gas buyers have already paid for the supply in rubles, as demanded by President Vladimir Putin.

At the same time, the gas supply has been stopped in Poland and Bulgaria for not fulfilling this condition of Russia. At the same time, if the buyers of other gas do not pay in rubles, then their supply will also be cut. On condition of anonymity, a person associated with PJSC gave this information.

Ten European companies have already opened accounts with Gazprom Bank, necessary to meet Russia’s payment demands, so as not to stop gas supplies. At the same time, supplies to Poland and Bulgaria were cut after Gazprom’s proposed mechanism for ruble payments was rejected. According to a person associated with the company, this was not a violation of EU sanctions. Let us tell you that Russia supplies gas to 23 European countries through pipelines.

After the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow said it would pay in rubles for shipments starting April 1.

 

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