Putin Signs Decree to Foster Gas Payments in Rubles | News | teleSUR English

Putin recalled that European countries have already received gas but have paid for it in euros “which they then froze… In this sense, we have supplied part of the gas to Europe practically for free.”

However, the decree gives the Foreign Investment Control Commission the authority to grant “permissions” to foreign buyers to pay for unfulfilled gas without having to comply with the established procedure on payment in rubles.

On March 8, the Russian Government defined as unfriendly countries the United States, Canada, all EU member countries, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Montenegro, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, North Macedonia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Putin Signs Decree to Foster Gas Payments in Rubles | News | teleSUR English