“Payment in rubles is not acceptable, because the contracts refer to the euro as the settlement currency. The necessity of paying in rubles would be against the terms of the contract. We urge energy companies not to give in to Putin’s demands– German Energy Minister Robert Habeck said after the G7 meeting.

What does Russia say? The Kremlin confirmed its position This is not “charity” and Russia will not “provide raw materials to the West for free.”But final decisions will be made by the end of March. So everything will be clear until Thursday.

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