The Chancellor of Germany noted that the supply agreements provide for payment in dollars or euros, writes Unian.
This was stated by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a press conference in Brussels after the meeting of G7 leaders.
“Everywhere there are strict contracts in which the currency in which the payment is made is part of the contract.
And that is what is happening now.
And mostly euros or dollars.
We need to get out of this, ”he said.
The Austrian company OMV refused to pay for Russian gas in rubles.
Latvia has stated that it will not buy gas in Russia for rubles, as the contract "does not provide for the possibility of paying in a currency other than the euro."
The Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša said that "no one in Europe will pay in rubles for gas."
Russia's war against Ukraine
At 5 am on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbas at the request of the DNR and LNR groups.
He said Russia did not plan to occupy Ukrainian lands, and called on the Ukrainian military to lay down its arms and "go home."
Earlier, on February 21, during a televised address to the Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions.
On February 22, the Federation Council ratified the decision.
On the first day of the war, the Russians captured Snake Island, where they captured 13 Ukrainian border guards.
All the days of the war are shelling Ukrainian cities with missiles, flying aircraft.
During 25 days of active hostilities, Russia managed to partially take control of only Kherson, Melitopol, Energodar and surround Mariupol, the latter almost completely destroyed, journalists are kidnapped in the city.
At the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was captured by the Russians, only 600 hours of work allowed staff rotation.
On February 10, Belarusian-Russian maneuvers began near the Ukrainian border, ending with Russian troops remaining in Belarus, contrary to Moscow's earlier promises, and attacking Ukraine from the north using Belarusian airfields, bases and roads.
Representatives of the Lukashenko regime justify the war, the opposition considers the territory of Belarus occupied and calls for resistance to Russian invaders.
The Russians are hiding their statistics on the victims, and have sent instructions to schools calling the events not a war but a "peacekeeping operation."
On February 27, the illegitimate leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, admitted that rockets had been launched from the territory of Ukraine.
On the same day, in a telephone conversation with Vladimir Zelensky, Lukashenko promised that there would be no attacks from Belarusian territory, but after it, missiles flew from Belarus to Ukraine again.
On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense was established in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were encouraged to join.
Belarusians, in particular the White Legion, also joined it.
As of March 14, two Belarusians died, a volunteer with the call sign Litvin and Tur, who served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has launched an investigation into Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia.
The group left the court for Ukraine for investigation.
Contrary to Putin's claims of attacks exclusively on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.
The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs against civilians.
The number of refugees from Ukraine exceeded 3 million people.
On March 20, 11 pro-Russian political movements and parties were banned in Ukraine.
In response to support for the war by ROC Patriarch Kirill, Ukrainian parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate began to move en masse to Kiev.
Ukrainian activists block the movement of trucks traveling to Russia.
Independent verification of information about hostilities provided by officials of various parties is not yet possible.