Putin signed a decree on the sale of gas to the EU only for rubles: the Europeans did not accept the conditions

The head of the French Ministry of Finance has already stated that Paris and Berlin will not accept new conditions for paying for gas.

Germany will not pay with Russian currency / photo REUTERSGermany will not pay with Russian currency / photo REUTERS

Despite the refusal of the EU countries to pay Russia for gas in rubles, Putin still signed the corresponding decree. In France and Germany, they reacted – the Europeans did not accept the new conditions of the aggressor country. 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced his refusal to pay the Russian Federation in rubles, Bloomberg reports . 

He again said that Germany would not pay with Russian currency. In addition, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire also made a similar statement.

Despite the statements of the EU countries, Putin still signed a decree on the rules of gas trade with “unfriendly countries.” Such countries, according to the head of the aggressor country, will have to open accounts in rubles in Russian banks.

According to Putin, all existing contracts for the supply of Russian gas will be stopped if buyers from “unfriendly countries” refuse to comply with the new payment terms. The decree on payment exclusively in rubles, which he signed on March 31, will come into force tomorrow, April 1, 2022.

“If such payments are not made, we will consider this a default on the part of the buyer, with all the ensuing consequences. Nobody sells us anything for free, and we are not going to do charity work,” Putin said in a new address. 

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. Time to call Putler’s bluff. I was reading another article that said Russia can stop the gas for only a few weeks at most, because of limited storage in Russia. After that they will either have to give it away, or burn it.

    • There are a number of wells that once they are shut down, new wells have to be drilled. It took 32 years to get back to the same production levels that were seen in the USSR. It will break Russia and Putin.

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