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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen warns Russian gas buyers that payments in rubles breach sanctions

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned EU importers Wednesday that paying for Russian gas in rubles, as the Kremlin has demanded, would breach sanctions.

April 27, 2022 / 07:17 PM IST

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned EU importers Wednesday that paying for Russian gas in rubles, as the Kremlin has demanded, would breach sanctions.

Brussels' top official told reporters that, unless a supply contract was denominated in rubles, European firms must not bow to pressure to pay in the Russian currency.

"This would be a breach of the sanctions, so a high risk for the companies," she said.
AFP
first published: Apr 27, 2022 07:17 pm