Ex – President Medvedev: Europe “won’t last a week” without Russian gas

Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has responded to a guideline from the EU Commission that it appears EU companies could pay for Russian gas without violating sanctions. The “consistency and loyalty to principles of the European partners is appreciated,” Medvedev wrote on Telegram on Saturday night, adding a laughing smiley face and a clown emoji.

Especially when you consider that according to current data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Europe can get by without Russian gas for a maximum of six months, said Medvedev. “But seriously, they won’t last a week.”

On Friday, it was said from Brussels that, according to the EU Commission, EU companies should be able to continue paying for Russian gas in rubles without violating European sanctions against Moscow. A spokesman for the authority said with regard to the Russian decree, which provides for ruble payments for gas supplies to the West: “We have carefully analyzed the new decree and are in contact with the authorities of the member states and the energy companies concerned.” Already on Thursday, the EU countries were sent a guide with a view to gas imports. It states that according to the Russian decree it still seems possible to pay for Russian gas without violating EU law.

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