Russian State Duma asks to cut gas to unfriendly countries | News
The president of the Russian State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, declared on Wednesday that the measure to cut off access to Russian gas should be extended to “other unfriendly countries.”
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Volodin published today through his official Telegram channel that: “Gazprom has completely suspended gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland. The right decision, the deputies of the State Duma support it”.
In this regard, the head of the Chamber of Deputies added that: “Bulgaria and Poland had the opportunity to take advantage of our President’s proposal to pay for natural gas in rubles. The mechanism is defined.
Similarly, the Russian leader urged the authorities of the countries that refused to pay in rubles for Russian gas to explain to their nationals “how they are going to get out of this situation and what interests they took into account when making that decision.”
Based on this, the president of the state duma considered that it is necessary to extend the gas supply cutoff to other unfriendly countries without specifying exactly which ones.
For its part, the Russian company Gazprom reported that: “payments for gas supplied from April 1 must be made in rubles using the new bank information, of which the counterparties have been informed in advance.”
Regarding Poland and Bulgaria, the company stated that they are transit countries and that: “in case of unauthorized extraction of Russian gas from transit volumes to third countries, supplies for transit will be reduced by that volume.”