Even after the European Commission banned paying for Russian gas in roubles, some countries and companies are disregarding or circumventing the Community’s arrangement, Politico reported.
A partial change of position by Brussels was forced by Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and the Netherlands. Poland, Bulgaria and Finland firmly refused to comply with the demands of the Russian dictator. In turn, all three have already been cut off from Russian supplies.
Further European customers of Russian gas agree to pay in roubles via Gazprombank.
#Poland has announced it refuses to pay for #Russian gas in rubles as requested by #Moscow, said the #Polish commissioner for strategic energy infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, on the second day of the 14th #europeaneconomiccongress.https://t.co/sxaenGO2s8— TVP World (@TVPWorld_com) April 26, 2022
Russia cut off Poland & Bulgaria from natural gas in late April as they didn’t pay in roubles.— Iuliia Mendel (@IuliiaMendel) May 23, 2022
Lithuania has completely cut imports of Russian energy supplies.
Russia stopped its natural gas exports to Finland.
Germany and Italy don’t look that high on the dependence list pic.twitter.com/lqsHL3Lucu