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Putin warns all ‘contracts will be stopped’ and Europe will be cut off from gas tomorrow unless they ‘pay in rubles’

31st Mar 22 2:58 pm

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened that from tomorrow all “contracts will be stopped” and he will cut of Europe’s gas supplies o Friday.

Putin who still has a firm grip on Europe threatened that all countries will have their gas contracts cancelled on 1 April if they do not change their stance towards Russia, European leaders were warned in a phone call.

The Kremlin warned that if “unfriendly countries” do not pay in rubles, “we will consider this a default on gas contracts”  and all existing contracts will be stopped.

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Putin signed a decree on Thursday which orders all nations who import energy to open accounts which have a state linked bank, will now be forced to pay in rubles, which is in an attempt to boost Russia’s failing economy.

Publishing the decree, Mad Vlad said, “In order to purchase Russian natural gas, they must open ruble accounts in Russian banks.

“It is from these accounts that payments will be made for gas delivered starting from tomorrow.

“If such payments are not made, we will consider this a default on the part of buyers, with all the ensuing consequences.

“Nobody sells us anything for free, and we are not going to do charity either – that is, existing contracts will be stopped.”

The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that both France and Germany have rejected Putin’s demands.

German economy Minister Robert Habeck accused Putin of trying to “divide” Europe and said they are prepared for all Russia’s scenarios which includes the Kremlin switching off gas to the continent.

Russia has been accused of “blackmail” as the threat to cut off gas to Europe from Friday breaches all contracts with the country.

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