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Europe refuses to pay for gas in Russian rubles

Europe refuses to pay for gas in Russian rubles

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Wednesday said if Russia insisted that existing contracts be paid in rubles rather than the agreed euro and dollar denominations, it would be in breach of contract as well as a war monger. …

Germany not to pay for gas in rubles - minister

Germany not to pay for gas in rubles - minister

Germany will not pay for natural gas supplied by Russia in rubles and thus violate effective contracts, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said at the press conference on Wednesday. "We do not accept violation of private contracts for …

Volodin: find rubles if you want Russian gas

Volodin: find rubles if you want Russian gas

Russia's top lawmaker Vyacheslav Volodin warned the European Union on Wednesday that if it wanted Russian natural gas then it would have to pay in rubles, and cautioned that oil, grain, metals, fertiliser, coal and timber exports could also …

Kremlin: Russia not to supply gas for free

Kremlin: Russia not to supply gas for free

Russia will not supply gas for free, it is impossible, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed talking to reporters on Tuesday. "No one will supply gas for free, it's simply impossible, and you can pay for it only in …

Kremlin: Russia won’t supply gas to Europe for free

Kremlin: Russia won’t supply gas to Europe for free

Moscow is addressing the details of gas supplies to unfriendly countries for rubles, though it will not engage in philanthropy if Europe refuses to pay in the Russian currency, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. …

Russia orders gas payments in rubles by March 31

Russia orders gas payments in rubles by March 31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized the government, the central bank, and Gazprombank to take the necessary steps to switch all payments for Russian natural gas from "unfriendly states" to rubles starting March 31. …

Gazprom says gas exports via Ukraine continue

Gazprom says gas exports via Ukraine continue

Gazprom continues supplying Russian gas for transit to Europe through Ukrainian territory as per normal, Spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov told reporters. "Gazprom supplies Russian gas for transit through Ukrainian territory as per …

Slovakia negotiates with Qatar on Russian gas replacement prospects

Slovakia negotiates with Qatar on Russian gas replacement prospects

On Sunday, during the Doha forum, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Ivan Korchok said that Slovakia is negotiating with Qatar about gas supplies possible options from this country to replace supplies from Russia. It is reported by RIA …

Germany intends to halve Russian oil imports by mid-year

Germany intends to halve Russian oil imports by mid-year

Germany's economy ministry wants to halve the country's dependence on Russian oil by the summer and have no Russian hard coal imports by the autumn, Der Spiegel magazine said on Friday, citing a ministry memo. "By the …

Scholz reacts to idea of ruble payments for gas

Scholz reacts to idea of ruble payments for gas

Under current contracts, Russian gas supplies must be paid in dollars or euros, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said. "Fixed contracts are everywhere with the currency in which the deliveries are to be paid being part of these …

German lawmaker: payment for gas in rubles technically possible

German lawmaker: payment for gas in rubles technically possible

Payments for supplied Russian natural gas in rubles are technically possible but this will force the EU to circumvent sanctions it imposed and will fuel the discussion on the embargo on Russian energy resources, Head of the Energy and Climate …

Europe intends to become more energy independent

Europe intends to become more energy independent

Germany on Tuesday reiterated its opposition to energy sanctions on Russia, warning that it could have negative consequences for European economies. Speaking at a joint news conference with European Parliament President Roberta Metsola …