The Kremlin announces new gas cuts if deliveries are not paid for in rubles

Russia will cut off gas supplies to even more countries if they don’t pay in rubles, as stipulated in a decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. This morning the supply of Russian natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria was interrupted.

That has nothing to do with blackmail, Mr. Peskov replied to the statements made by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. According to the spokesman, in response to “unprecedented hostile action” taken by European countries. These measures were taken after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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