The Kremlin believes that it is necessary to work out the idea of supplying more goods to foreign countries for rubles. Such a proposal was put forward by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin Volodin with the phrase about the “shattered prestige” of the dollar” />
The idea of expanding the list of goods that Russia will export for rubles needs to be worked out. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in response to a question about how the Kremlin treats the proposal of State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin to accept payment in Russian currency for fertilizers, oil, coal, grain and oil, RBC correspondent reports.
< p>“This is an idea that certainly needs to be explored,” — Peskov said. According to him, there are countries that “show interest” in to settlements in national currencies, and the prestige of the dollar “has been pretty shaken in recent years.” “Trust in other currencies is not at the highest level. The inevitable alternative— expanding the practice of using national currencies»,— said Peskov.
The fact that Russia should expand the list of goods exported for rubles, Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin wrote in the Telegram channel. “It would be right, where it is beneficial for our country, to expand the list of goods exported for rubles: fertilizers, grain, oil, oil, coal, metals, timber, and the like,” — he wrote.
On March 23, President Vladimir Putin instructed “in the shortest possible time” convert payments for Russian natural gas supplied by Russia into rubles for unfriendly countries.
The President also instructed the Central Bank and Gazprom by the end of the month, implement measures to change the payment currency. As Peskov previously explained, Moscow will develop a “simple, understandable, transparent and feasible” scheme for European buyers. He also ruled out that Russia would supply gas for free, and noted that it would be possible to pay for fuel only in rubles.
G7 countries (G7) consider the requirement to pay in rubles for Russian gas supplies unacceptable, said German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Robert Habeck. He noted that “the world's largest democratic industrial countries” do not agree to Russia's proposal to convert contracts into rubles. On March 30, Germany introduced the first level of an emergency warning regime in gas supply due to possible interruptions in supplies from Russia.
This regime provides for the maximum reduction in gas consumption and constant monitoring of the situation on the gas market, it is introduced when there is ” “specific, serious and reliable” signs of an impending deterioration in the gas supply situation, Die Welt reported, citing the country's Ministry of Economy.
Also on the morning of March 30, Reuters reported that Russian gas supplies via the Yamal pipeline; Europe» through the Malnow compressor station on the German-Polish border dropped to zero. At the same time, Gazprom booked part of the gas pumping capacity to Germany through Poland for a full gas day on March 30.
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