Energy: EU refuses to pay for gas in rubles and prepares break with Moscow

<p>Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, on May 2, 2022 in Brussels at a meeting of European energy ministers</p>
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<p class=The European Union refuses to pay for its gas purchases from Russia in rubles and faces a disruption in its supplies, the European Commission and the French Presidency warned after an emergency meeting of the 27 energy ministers in Brussels.

Moscow’s request to pay for purchases in rubles is “a unilateral and unjustified change in the contracts and it is legitimate to refuse it,” said Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson.

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