The European Union made it clear that it does not intend to buy Russian gas for rubles

Following Moscow's decision to accept payments for Russian energy in rubles, a number of European politicians spoke out against such a move, as it runs counter to the sanctions imposed against Russia after the start of the special operation in Ukraine.

Thus, according to the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Europeans will not allow payments for Russian gas in rubles.

This would be an attempt to circumvent the sanctions measures. We won't let you get around our limits

- said the President of the European Commission (quote by Reuters).

A similar point of view is shared by the head of the German Bundestag committee on energy and climate protection, Klaus Ernst. He believes that the transition to the Russian currency will force European countries to resist their own sanctions. However, in Germany they believe that payment in rubles with technical point of view is feasible.

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and representatives of the Polish energy company PGNiG also spoke out against ruble payments for natural gas from Russia. In Tokyo, Moscow's decision caused misunderstanding, and the head of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, considered such a step to be very problematic.

In turn, Bulgaria, Belgium and Austria have declared their readiness to meet Russian initiatives to one degree or another.

Meanwhile, according to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, there are no effective alternatives to gas supplies from Russia in Europe, and the situation in this regard will not change in the next five years.
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  1. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 25 March 2022 13: 16
    blainen - state litter))
  2. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 25 March 2022 13: 25
    Yes, no question: let them walk around the market and look for other options ...
    To be honest, we should applaud the Americans - to pull on a competitor, Europe, with her own hands.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 25 March 2022 14: 38
      and again, no one thinks about ordinary citizens .... their leadership is probably "on the hook /" sitting in the United States
  3. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 25 March 2022 13: 28
    The main thing is that the determination to turn off the tap was enough.
    When (if) they officially confirm that they will not buy for rubles.
    1. spectr Offline spectr
      spectr (Dmitriy) 25 March 2022 20: 33
      Most likely it will. Otherwise, no one will believe that they are ready to use nuclear weapons.
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 25 March 2022 13: 36
    We'll see in five days. The President took a week to sort out the procedures. Two days have passed.
    If this was not blackmail, then the tap will be turned off for the insolvent and non-payers. If they don’t block it, everyone will wipe themselves with such ultimatums.
    So it remains to wait and see. hi
    The head is not easy to block. And to announce to the whole world - due to the inability "...." to pay for the goods, the rating of this state in Russia was lowered to a pre-default state .... and a decision was made not to supply the goods anymore. hi Let them know that we also have ratings and they are more important than yours.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 25 March 2022 15: 01
      We'll see in five days.

      April 1 will not be boring yes
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  5. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 25 March 2022 14: 05
    The European Union made it clear that it does not intend to buy Russian gas for rubles

    Making it clear does not mean formally refusing.
    They also made it clear...

    Now the “game has gone” to who has the Faberge stronger: we have a crane or they have euro-dollars.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 March 2022 14: 16
    We won't let you get around our limits
    - said the President of the European Commission (quote by Reuters).

    If their restrictions imply the EU's industry falling on its side, then a narrower woman is hard to find in the EU. How was she chosen? Probably, as in the USSR - Gorbachev. The result may be similar.
    1. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
      Marfa Guy (Marfa) 25 March 2022 15: 44
      A chicken is not a bird...
  7. AND Offline AND
    AND 25 March 2022 14: 19
    ("Tse Europe") laughing
    This would be an attempt to circumvent the sanctions measures. We will not allow our restrictions to be circumvented.

    And Russia will not allow you to get around its restrictions ... Sit without gas, oil and ... They made me laugh. lol
  8. Sega19 Offline Sega19
    Sega19 (Sergei) 25 March 2022 14: 29
    Well, you don’t want to buy for rubles, no one forces you, walk around the market, look for euros for dollars, this is the market, and it’s not you who should interpret your rules, but the seller.
  9. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 25 March 2022 14: 33
    it’s curious who’s eggs will turn out to be stronger, after the proposed formula from the Central Bank, the West can be given a month to understand and decide on payment
    let's say until May 1, and then the movie will begin
  10. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 25 March 2022 14: 45
    Well, yes ... Britain will now silently buy pellets for rubles.
  11. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 25 March 2022 14: 48
    The European Union prefers to have an icicle and frosty shaking on the nose.
  12. Plumber Sun Offline Plumber Sun
    Plumber Sun (San San) 25 March 2022 15: 06
    Buy an old woman for rubles and do not deny yourself anything!

    Ursula, some more olive oil...

    k / f "Razinya"
  13. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 25 March 2022 15: 34
    We will not allow our restrictions to be circumvented!

    Sergey Viktorovich, why did you ask this sheep? Didn't you ask? And who even asks her?! ... Rainbow chicken coop ...
  14. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
    Marfa Guy (Marfa) 25 March 2022 15: 43
    If you want, pay in rubles, if you don’t want, get out :)))
  15. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 25 March 2022 16: 18
    Well, there will be a war of nerves before the first cold weather in Europe
  16. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 25 March 2022 18: 11
    Ursula, don't let it. Let everything die. Lord! And where do they pick out such gyneclogines for these posts?
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  18. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) 25 March 2022 23: 40
    They came up with a fun idea, you can’t pay in dollars and euros, because the United States has banned it. but they don't want rubles. So it turns out they want to get gas for free.
  19. Olga G Offline Olga G
    Olga G (Olga G) 26 March 2022 09: 24
    And you will not only buy gas, but you will also start placing agricultural products and your industry in Russia.
  20. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 26 March 2022 09: 56
    Well, everyone wants to eat, so they won’t go anywhere ... let them rub off with their sanctions ....
  21. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 26 March 2022 15: 16
    We need to be aware that our reactions are closely monitored by our adversaries. Our firmness on this issue will tell the West the truth about our firmness on more serious matters.
    In other words, the West will draw a reasonable conclusion: if Russia backs down on this issue, then, all the more so, it will not have the courage to strike at a NATO country, or to use nuclear weapons.
    Now our gas hardness is a strategic military issue
  22. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 27 March 2022 00: 29
    Whoever takes a pack of tickets, he will receive a water pump. And who will not take it, turn off the gas.

    Past the stubborn id iota, who does not want to pay in rubles, we will pump gas for the one who paid. And let him try to stop it. This is already more serious than the ATO in Ukraine. This is the collapse of the EU. Gas - it turns out to be a very good wedge. It can ruin whatever you want. I also read another miracle - they are going to legalize centralized gas purchases. That is, the weakly needy will pay as much as they are ordered, but they will receive as much as they are allowed. Amazing. Some kind of louse - Slovenia will put spokes in the wheels of Germany? Or will Germany pass through its neighbor in the EU without noticing the crunch of bones?