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Germany rejects Putin's roubles for gas demand

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Russia threatens to turn off its gas taps to Europe, opening up a new front in its war in Ukraine. Putin says EU members will need to set up ruble accounts from Friday to pay for Russian gas. US moves to mitigate rising fuel prices by announcing a release from strategic reserves.
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Germany rejects Putin's roubles for gas demand

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Thursday rejected demands by Russia that European countries pay for its gas in roubles as an unacceptable breach of contract, adding that the manoeuvre amounted to "blackmail".

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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NDTV

Putin's Gas Threat As Ukraine, West Dismiss De-Escalation Claim

Russia threatened Thursday to turn off its gas taps to Europe, opening up a new front in its war in Ukraine amid growing scepticism over Moscow's claim it is scaling back its onslaught.

3 months ago·New Delhi, India
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IBTimes

Putin's gas threat as Ukraine, West dismiss de-escalation claim

Moscow insisted things were going to plan as it said this week it would scale back attacks on capital Kyiv and the northern city of Chernigiv.

3 months ago·United States
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New York Times

European leaders again reject Russia’s demand that gas deliveries be paid in rubles.

Existing contracts that allow for payments in Western currencies must be upheld, European leaders insist, while economists contemplate Vladimir Putin’s motives.

3 months ago·New York, United States
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Financial Post

France, Germany reject Putin's roubles for gas demand

BERLIN — Germany and France on Thursday rejected demands by Russia that European countries pay for its gas in rouble as an unacceptable breach of contracts,…

3 months ago·Canada
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Raw Story

France, Germany reject Putin demands for gas payments in roubles as 'blackmail'

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that all EU purchases of Russian gas must be made in roubles starting April 1, a demand immediately rejected by French and German officials who said they were preparing for a possible halt in Russian supplies. Europe will not be "blackmailed" by Putin, Germany's economy minister said.President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, that they would be…

3 months ago·United States
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