A regulation is being considered in which the Federal Republic of Germany can pay for gas in one currency
A settlement plan for Russian gas in rubles for unfriendly countries is ready, it has already been submitted to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said his spokesman Dmitry Peskov, noting that it can be published already today.
“In fact, nothing will change for the Russian gas consumers who pay for these supplies. In any case, they buy rubles for the same currency used in the agreements. Russia sticks to its obligations under ongoing contracts and agreements, both in terms of quantity and price and so on,” he is quoted as saying by TASS.
After a conversation between Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Schultz, adviser to the Russian head of state Maxim Oreshkin explained in detail to Berlin the terms of the gas payment in rubles, Peskov noted. According to him, a system is being considered in which Germany will be able to pay for gas in a currency through Gazprombank, which will be converted into rubles.
“You don’t understand President Putin”
The Kremlin representative also commented on statements by US officials that Putin does not receive all the information about the course of the special operation in Ukraine.
“That affects us. It turns out that neither the State Department nor the Pentagon have any real information about what’s going on in the Kremlin. They just don’t understand what’s going on in the Kremlin. You don’t understand President Putin. You don’t understand the mechanism of decision making. They don’t understand our way of working,” he claimed (quoted by Interfax).
As Peskov noted, misunderstanding of the situation leads to wrong and ill-considered decisions that have terrible consequences.
Russia has a lot of evidence of human rights violations in Ukraine
Referring to the meeting between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Peskov claimed that there is no specific timeframe.
“Nothing changed about that. We have already said that a meeting at the highest level should be preceded by the completion of work on the text of the agreement, the approval and initialling of this text by the officials. And only then can we talk about a meeting at the highest level,” TASS quoted Peskov as saying.
As for the resumption of Russian-Ukrainian talks, the Presidential spokesman said promised to provide information in this case.
Russia has a lot of evidence of what is happening in Ukraine, Peskov claimed, commenting on the establishment of a UN HRC to investigate human rights abuses alleged to have taken place in connection with the special military operation. It operates for one year and is chaired by a representative of Norway.
“There is a strenuous job to be done in this Council. In addition, we have a lot of evidence, this evidence is collected, carefully collected, verified and, of course, used,” noted Peskov (quoted by TASS).