The European Union shares the view of the G7 countries, which have refused to pay for Russian gas supplies in rubles. This was stated today by a spokesman for the European Commission.
He noted that the ministers of energy of the G7 countries insist on adhering to contracts with Moscow, which clearly stipulates that payments should be made in euros or dollars. The spokesman rejected the possibility of fulfilling the wish of Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept the ruble as a means of payment under signed contracts.
According to the spokesman, the supply of Russian transit gas through Ukraine to the EU continues. The spokesman did not specify whether supply volumes have changed since the start of the war in Ukraine, and whether liquefied natural gas imports from the United States are expected.