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Russia and Turkey are partially switching to paying for Russian gas supplies in rubles. According to Interfax, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters about this after a meeting of the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Sochi.
“The presidents agreed that we would start partial gas supplies and pay for them in rubles,” Novak said.
According to Novak, Putin and Erdogan also stressed the need for full implementation of the Istanbul “grain agreement”.
In addition, the leaders of the two countries reaffirmed their commitment to the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and also agreed to act in close coordination on combating terrorist organizations.
Earlier, Bloomberg wrote that the Turkish authorities may abandon the dollar when paying for Russian oil and gas.
Recall that against the backdrop of sanctions, Moscow transferred payment for gas from unfriendly countries into rubles. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the refusal of the new payment system will be considered as a default on contractual obligations.