Gazprom still supplies raw materials to Europe for free


Western sanctions have made things difficult, especially for their own European financial institutions, especially in paying for energy from Russia. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The established restrictions are of a general nature, set out in vague wording, so banks are not able to determine the list of transactions that may be recognized as violating the sanctions. All this has already created problems in the calculations for the gas supplied by Russia.


However, the Russian Federation continues to export raw materials virtually free of charge, despite the fact that there have been serious delays in paying for already consumed gas. Earlier, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied the possibility of "gas humanitarian aid", but the reality turned out to be much more multifaceted and complex. In fact, the position of the EU is split. The European Commission explains that paying for energy in rubles, which Moscow insists on, violates the sanctions.

But, on the other hand, several EU countries have already agreed to pay for the received volumes of fuel in Russian currency. All this seriously confuses the cards. Moreover, those states through which Russian fuel is in transit agree to pay. In other words, Gazprom cannot stop deliveries, for example, through Hungary, which agrees to payments in rubles, further along the route if there is a country along the fuel route that has refused this form of payment. The same applies to Slovakia. Too "variegated" turns out not only политическая, but also the energy "map" of Europe, if it is marked by states friendly and unfriendly to us. So far it has not been possible to bring it to a common denominator of a common position, the EC is very seriously hindering this.

Thus, the actual supply of a strategic energy source free of charge, in fact, on credit (conditionally) is a very negative signal. Firstly, Western countries have crossed the Rubicon of complete lawlessness in relations with Russia and may not pay for products at all and, secondly, use the goodwill gesture of the Russian leadership, which did not give the order to turn off the gas valve immediately after the payment was stopped, for their own political anti-Russian purposes . In propaganda, this trump card will definitely be presented as a victory.

Most likely, the top leadership of Russia considers the option of illegal "nationalization" of raw materials unpaid by Europe as inevitable (theft), so the president was forced to recognize the need to redirect European supplies to other interested buyers.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) April 15 2022 08: 34
    +2
    That's right, brothers and partners should not freeze.
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) April 15 2022 14: 13
      +5
      This free Gentlemanship will not lead to anything good. laugh, will use free gas. we, as usual, all those in a white tailcoat wanted the best. then let's make gas for our own population at least this month for free.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 15 2022 08: 41
    +6
    The European Commission explains that paying for energy in rubles, which Moscow insists on, violates the sanctions.

    And consider paying for gas in rubles, how did you try counter sanctions? Or is Russia afraid to show its teeth and impose counter sanctions? Why be afraid? The war has already begun. The British (NATO) sank the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet. Did Johnson promise to deliver anti-ship missiles to Ukraine before that? Apparently put. I wonder if they were transported by rail? Which cannot be disassembled by the Russian Aerospace Forces?
    Russia must definitely sell gas for rubles and tell everyone that the British are to blame for this, having sunk the cruiser Moskva. The "West" will not understand otherwise.
    1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) April 15 2022 12: 18
      +2
      why is there no one responsible for pumping gas to the EU for free? do we have a president or can his decrees be ignored? who was responsible for the loss of $300 billion in gold reserves? on what grounds did Nabiullina and Yudaeva consider that the presence of these funds in the west is safe? Have you forgotten the experience of Hussein Gaddafi Assad? Why does Matvienko resent the fact that nails are being brought from China? and they will be taken, because the State Duma is not going to cancel the taxes that suffocate any production in the Russian Federation, established at the behest of the IMF ..... until when do officials never answer for anything? I hope our leadership is wise enough to draw conclusions from the sinking of a cruiser that did not have time to fire a single shot, there is no point in building any destroyers and cruisers, they will also die pointlessly from a mine rocket, large surface ships have become obsolete for a long time, 100 years ago, now we need build submarines, nuclear submarines, coastal aviation, minesweepers, corvettes, PLO frigates, no more. no conclusions were drawn from the uselessness of battleships in the Second World War, the useless mass death of battleships and cruisers in all theaters of operations where they went out to sea at all (ours did not go out at all during the whole war, dying right in the port). 1 why did the cruiser have the sea, if it doesn’t have and never had tasks in the Black Sea Fleet except for the arrogance of the fleet commander? everything can be solved there with the BAL and BASTION 2 coastal complexes. What are frigates and corvettes doing in the Black Sea Fleet, Baltic Fleet, CFL and in the Sea of ​​Japan? 3 Are they also prepared to die ingloriously on a mine or from a coastal missile like Moscow? 4 why are all these ships not located in the Northern Fleet or Kamchatka, where they are vital for the safe exit of the nuclear submarine to the ocean, or do the admirals want to destroy not only the cruiser, but all SSBNs? 5 why does the leadership of the fleet, instead of building vital minesweepers, squander money on a useless aircraft carrier and a pair of UDCs that can only die as ingloriously as the Cruiser Moscow? 6 why in the Navy there are only 4 minesweepers for six seas and oceans when 70-120 pennants are needed at least? 7 why is PLO aviation not developing? 8 Will the leadership of the Navy, hereditary parquet admirals, answer for the practical incompetence of the entire fleet due to the practical absence of minesweeping forces, for the lack of development of ASW aviation? for the useless death of the cruiser? for pulling existing ships around their admiral's feeders instead of concentrating them where they have real combat missions (North and Kamchatka)? all this has long been muddied by specialists, but the admiralty is deaf and dumb
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 15 2022 08: 43
    +13
    What transit? What does it have to do with the fact that someone pays in rubles?
    Gas supplies to Europe must be stopped immediately. Including through the territory of Turkey. This will create problems with excess gas produced in Yamal. It will have to be burned. And it is necessary to gradually preserve the wells. This will take up to several months. And then, in case of reactivation, a few more months. That is, Europe must understand for sure that there will be no gas for at least a year. Perhaps there never will be.
    Contracts are still violated by the West. And Russia should not appear in any courts. Western jurisdiction is dead for Russia.
    1. (ON) Offline (ON)
      (ON) April 15 2022 08: 59
      +2
      This is not a blast furnace, there is a tap there.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 15 2022 09: 02
        +2
        The exploitation of oil and gas fields is a separate discipline in universities. There is no faucet. There is a mode of exploitation of the deposit.
  4. horseradish Offline horseradish
    horseradish April 15 2022 08: 57
    +7
    We download gas and oil for free. We protect the main military decision-making center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from destruction. And then what?
    1. ZmikeV Offline ZmikeV
      ZmikeV (Michael) April 15 2022 09: 37
      +2
      Quote: Horseradish
      We download gas and oil for free. We protect the main military decision-making center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from destruction. And then what?

      work in a constructive manner on the specific language of the Khasavyurt document
      already sick
  5. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) April 15 2022 09: 01
    +4
    Tough questions arise for the Russian leadership. Puffing out cheeks again, and only ??
  6. ZmikeV Offline ZmikeV
    ZmikeV (Michael) April 15 2022 09: 35
    +3
    Already tired with these gestures of goodwill, when will we take up the mind?
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 15 2022 10: 06
    0
    There are no problems in paying for gas - just as they paid in dollars and euros, they pay through authorized banks, for example, Gazprombank.
    RF problems. Payments increase the supply of euros and dollars, and it is problematic to use them - the USA introduced a ban on foreign exchange transactions in the Russian Federation and disconnected from Swift. Therefore, the received dollars and euros are simply stored in anticipation of changes for the better.
  8. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) April 15 2022 11: 35
    +2
    After February 24, we were told that there would never be such a world as it was. And what will it be? Where will we supply gas for free to those who pump weapons to Ukraine, who arrested more than 300 billion Baku residents from us, who demolishes our monuments, whose weapons attack the territory of our country and drown the large landing craft and flagships of the World Cup, and we let the snot go to the floor and play cultured and decent people? Personally, I don't need this type of new world. This is the world of the terpila and the punching bag.
    1. Sega19 Offline Sega19
      Sega19 (Sergei) April 15 2022 12: 45
      0
      Of course, there will not be such a world, before they gave us euros for gas, but now we are chasing it for free, it would not be time to nationalize the people's good, because of its irrational use.
  9. Sega19 Offline Sega19
    Sega19 (Sergei) April 15 2022 12: 44
    0
    Who would doubt that.
  10. Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov (Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov) April 15 2022 12: 48
    +1
    Quote: vladimir1155
    The State Duma is not going to abolish taxes that suffocate any kind of production in the Russian Federation, established at the behest of the IMF

    Vladimir, what kind of taxes do you mean? Please clarify.

    In my area, the tax burden for most entrepreneurs is 6% of revenue. None of them has been complaining about the tax stuff for many years.
    1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
      Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 15 2022 13: 47
      0
      In China, entrepreneurship is promoted not just by temporary deferrals on inspections and taxes, followed by mandatory reimbursement and “soft” loans at 15%, but through the provision of start-up capital, exemption from VAT and even from taxation in general, of course, not forever. We even have self-employed people who themselves, without the help of the state, found a legal source of income for themselves and also took on the maintenance of 2-3 assistants and taxed them - as they say, even a tuft of wool from a black sheep.
    2. Status Offline Status
      Status April 16 2022 22: 11
      0
      Are you kidding me? 6% is a small IP shnik who sells all sorts of junk or provides services .. Plus he has a pension and so on, depending on the activity.
      Get serious and find out.
  11. Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov (Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov) April 15 2022 13: 00
    0
    Quote: Jacques Sekavar
    the received dollars and euros are simply stored in anticipation of changes for the better.

    For example, GPB sells foreign currency received for gas. Credited to Gazprom's account rubles.
  12. I would have left (Alexander) April 15 2022 13: 07
    +1
    WHAT WISE .... RIE POLITICS in Russia, unleashed a war and supply the enemy so that it does not freeze, so that military factories do not stop, supplying the outskirts with weapons. Ah, how "wise".
  13. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 15 2022 15: 24
    0
    well, then the Russians need to give gas for free
    1. Valera75 Offline Valera75
      Valera75 (Valery) April 15 2022 18: 09
      0
      Quote: 1_2
      well, then the Russians need to give gas for free

      Russians? Never. Europe or the Yankees with the Britons twice a day, writing off Soviet debts to other countries is also lightning fast, but no one will ever reduce gas for our people, they will not reduce gasoline (DT) and so on. In my 46 years of life, this has never happened and I am sure that it will not happen.
  14. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 15 2022 17: 09
    -1
    Gazprom still supplies raw materials to Europe for free

    - Well, what is there - to judge, but to dress up! - The loser pays for all!
    - And the fact that Russia voluntarily undertook to supply for free - suggests that Russia is ready to admit (or rather admits) that it is losing! - Maybe someone is ready to perceive all this in a different way!
  15. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 15 2022 21: 23
    +1
    If I'm not mistaken, the time for payments is about to begin.
    The second half of the month will show the real state of affairs.
  16. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) April 15 2022 22: 10
    0
    Maybe it's not

    Gazprom supplies raw materials to Europe for free so far

    They also found me ... "kind" ones. Here in Russia ... Novak and Miller, purely in Russian, rot us with prices. And we, for this, should think that plump gentlemen have an attack of "natural", ugh, I almost said - "innate" ... nobility?

    Or maybe this "elite" is just trying to buy forgiveness in the West? As the non-brothers say - trochs for sebe.
  17. stitch Offline stitch
    stitch (Steven Seagal) April 16 2022 15: 08
    +2
    This is the price of non-intervention. This cannot go on for long. We need a restructuring of the country on military rails. We will have to fight with all of Europe.
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) April 16 2022 16: 30
      0
      Quote: Stitch
      This is the price of non-intervention. This cannot go on for long. We need a restructuring of the country on military rails. We will have to fight with all of Europe.

      fight? Well, then it's not about Europe for sure.
  18. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) April 16 2022 16: 41
    0
    Again a scammer. Backstage again.
  19. Gaersul Offline Gaersul
    Gaersul April 16 2022 16: 52
    0
    The main thing is that after some regular negotiations we should not hear the most terrible phrase of recent times: "Please treat with understanding ...".
  20. aleck.zin4enko2014 (Alexander Zinchenko) April 17 2022 07: 49
    0
    I'm a penny and they pay me about 130 in their Jewish money, and it never even occurred to anyone to give me gas without payment to give all receipts.
  21. pavel ivanov_2 Offline pavel ivanov_2
    pavel ivanov_2 (Pavel Ivanov) April 17 2022 17: 08
    0
    Not mine, sorry. The bowels are yours, not theirs. Therefore, they earn, and you will pay.