Europe will NOT last even a week without our gas

Self-confident Russian: Europe will NOT last even a week without our gas

Russia’s Deputy President for the National Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, believes that Europe will not last even a week without Russian gas.

Medvedev’s assessment that Europe will not survive without Russian gas for a week followed a statement from the European Commission stating that EU companies may be able to pay for Russian gas in euros or dollars, which are then converted into Russian currency. to formally avoid violating sanctions against Russia.

“We appreciate the consistency and principledness of our European partners. Especially if we keep in mind that, according to the latest IMF data, Europe can do without our gas for a maximum of six months. But really, it can’t be a week. “Medvedev wrote in the Telegram.

The European Commission also says that companies should request the introduction of an additional procedure for money transactions, which would consist of a statement on the fulfillment of a contractual obligation after depositing the appropriate amount in a currency other than the ruble.

Moscow has warned Europe to risk cutting gas supplies if it does not pay in rubles, after Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree in March proposing Russian energy buyers to open accounts with Gazprombank for payments in euros or dollars, which would then be converted in underwear.

The EC said earlier this month that meeting those provisions imposed by Moscow risks violating EU sanctionsbecause practically by making payments in foreign currency to the Russian bank, which then converts them into rubles, the foreign currency is still placed in the hands of the Russian authorities.

However, in a new advisory document sent to Member States, The commission says that Moscow’s proposal does not necessarily prevent the implementation of the gas payment process, which would be in line with the EU sanctions imposed on Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Source: RTS, Tanjug

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