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Europe Pursues Unified Russian Gas Payment Response as Supply Threat Eases

Jumat, 01 April 2022 | 19:58 WIB
Europe Pursues Unified Russian Gas Payment Response as Supply Threat Eases

ILUSTRASI. European capitals have been on alert for a disruption to gas imports as Putin seeks retaliation over the West sanctioning. Sumber foto : sledanounas.ru

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Anastasia Lilin Yuliantina

KONTAN.CO.ID - LONDON. European governments and companies were working on Friday on a common approach to President Vladimir Putin's demand that they pay for Russian gas in roubles as the threat of an imminent halt in supplies eased. European capitals have been on alert for a disruption to gas imports for weeks as Putin seeks retaliation over the West sanctioning Russia for invading Ukraine.

A crunch point appeared to be in the offing when Moscow issued a decree on Thursday requiring foreign buyers of Russian gas to open rouble accounts in state-run Gazprombank from Friday or else, risk being cut-off. The Kremlin said on Friday it would not immediately turn off gas exports to Europe as payments on deliveries due after April 1 come in the second half of this month and May.


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