Putin Wants Hostile States to Pay Rubles for Gas,
Now The EU says Their national security is a t risk? You suppose they are upping the ante now? Calling Putin a war criminal was the first card played! Don't you think? It's not going to be contain for long over there with tit for tat trade sanctions! Sooner or later NATO will be provoked or vice-versa!
President Vladimir Putin said Russia will start demanding payment for its natural gas shipments to states that it deems “unfriendly” in rubles, Interfax reported Wednesday.
Putin ordered the central bank to develop a mechanism to make ruble payments within a week, Interfax said. Russia has named the U.S., U.K. and members of the European Union unfriendly nations.
The Russian leader said it makes no sense to export goods to the U.S. or EU in dollars or euros, according to the news service.