10 gas buyers in Europe have already opened ruble accounts

According to Bloomberg, 10 European gas buyers have already opened ruble accounts, and 4 energy companies in Europe have managed to pay for gas in rubles.

Gazprom supplies gas through pipelines to 23 European countries.A photo: ANDREY SINITSIN, AFP Photo

Agency cites informed sourcesclose to the leadership of Gazprom.

10 European companies have opened accounts with Gazprombank – this is necessary to pay for gas in rubles, as demanded by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ruble payments from 4 clients in Europe have already arrived at the accounts of Gazprombank.

Gazprom supplies gas through pipelines to 23 European countries.

Since April 1, Russia has been demanding from “unfriendly states”, including all EU member states, that payment for gas supplies be made only in rubles.

As of today, Gazprom has cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, after both states abandoned the mechanism of ruble settlements proposed by Russia.

Further outages in Europe, according to insiders, are not expected in the coming weeks – the next gas payments are due in the second half of May.

Earlier, the governments of a number of EU member states announced that the current contracts with Gazprom for the supply of natural gas do not provide for payment in rubles.

Representatives of Eesti Gaas said today that Estonia does not plan to pay Gazprom for gas in rubles or buy gas from Russia.

Source: https://www.dv.ee/ by www.dv.ee.

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