Russia Demands “Unfriendly” Countries To Pay For Gas In Rubles

AP News | April 1, 2022 BERLIN (AP) — Russian officials said their demand for “unfriendly” countries to pay for natural gas in rubles does not mean supplies will be immediately interrupted. Gas used for heating and electricity was still flowing from Russia to Europe on Friday. “Payments on shipments in progress right now must be made […]

Kremlin demands rubles for gas, leaves currency loophole

AP News | by Frances D’Emilio and Geir Moulson | March 31, 2022 BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree Thursday demanding payment for natural gas in rubles but appeared to temper the order by allowing dollar and euro payments through a designated bank, the latest twist over energy supplies that Europe relies on […]