Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov says that his country has enough gas supplies for more than a month, and announces the rejection of Russia’s conditions on gas supplies.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov confirmed that his country will not accept Russia’s conditions on gas supplies, in the wake of… Russia cut gas to Bulgaria for refusing to make payments in rubles.
Petkov said, in statements to the French newspaper Le Monde about the Russian decision: “We will not accept the Russian conditions, and no one has the right to unilaterally change the terms of the contract. If we make a concession, it will be the first rift in the European family, and Bulgaria will not be the cause of this.” rift”.
“Sofia is counting on the EU’s help in receiving Azerbaijani gas and organizing joint LNG purchases,” he added.
He said his country had gas supplies “enough for more than a month if nothing changes”.
in contrast,German media announced Earlier today, the energy company Uniper agreed to follow the transfer of the price of Russian gas to a Russian bank, not to a European, according to the Russian mechanism.
And a European source confirmed earlier yesterday that the European Union will significantly increase its purchases of Russian gas through countries willing to pay in rubles, in compensation for stopping supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.
AndBloomberg reported In this context, 10 buyers of Russian gas in Europe have already opened accounts in Gazprombank to pay for supplies of Russian blue fuel in rubles.