Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will only accept Russian currency for delivering gas to “enemy states” such as European Union members and the United States.
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“There is no point in delivering our gas to the EU and the US receiving dollars, euros and other currencies. So I decided to introduce a set of measures to shift the payment to Russian rubles. It means we will reject all other currencies.”, Putin said.
Putin says gas supplies will continue under existing agreements with other parties.