EUは経済制裁の影響が自らに降りかかっている: ずくなしの冷や水



Kremlin responds to EU ‘gas blackmail’ claims
Moscow says its decision to require payment in rubles for natural gas stems from ‘unprecedented hostile steps’ taken by the EU
Kremlin responds to EU ‘gas blackmail’ claims
FILE PHOTO. Pipes pictured at a gas processing plant in Russia. コピーライトマーク Sputnik / Pavel Lvov
Russia has denied using natural gas exports as a tool to “blackmail” Europe, a claim voiced by the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the switch to gas trade in rubles stems from the EU's own actions.

EU to boost Russian gas imports through countries willing to pay in rubles – media
The EU seeks to make up for a gas supply shortfall in member states that refuse to comply with Russian ruble requirement

EU admits Russia sanctions don’t work
Warsaw urges Brussels to “correct” the situation with new penalties
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday noted Russia’s success in resisting Western sanctions, expressing his regrets about the fact.

“So far, we see that Russia, unfortunately, is coping well with the sanctions,” he told reporters, adding that in order to “correct” the situation, Warsaw would work on developing new penalties.

Moscow has confirmed the failure of the plans by ‘unfriendly’ nations to “strangle Russia economically.”

“Step by step, using all sorts of pretexts, sometimes just without any pretexts, they introduced new restrictions,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, adding that Moscow successfully warded off the sanctions strike, withstood it, and did not crumble.

Sweden demands compensation from EU – media
Stockholm seeking cash for combat supplies it sent to Ukraine, local media reports
Sweden is seeking compensation from the European Union for the military equipment it has sent to Ukraine amid its ongoing conflict with Russia, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday.
Stockholm has approved sending military supplies to Ukraine over the past two months. Late in February, it greenlit the delivery of some 135,000 field rations, 5,000 helmets, and 5,000 pieces of body armor, as well as some 5,000 shoulder-fired anti-tank Pansarskott 86 grenade launchers.

Late in March, the country approved the delivery of a further 5,000 anti-tank weapons, as well as de-mining kits. The two batches had an estimated cost of 413 million kroner ($43.5 million) and 205 million kroner ($21.7 million), respectively.
The country is now seeking compensation from the European Union for its deliveries, requesting 95 million kroner ($10 million) for the batch of 5,000 helmets alone, the outlet reported, noting that the sum is significantly larger than the actual cost of the “old” equipment. Still, Stockholm is unlikely to profit from the Ukraine deliveries should it actually succeed in receiving compensation from the EU. Instead, supporting Kiev is likely to incur costs, the radio station suggested.

EU country receives gas threat from Africa
Supplies to Spain might be cut off, Algeria warns
Algeria, which boasts Africa’s second biggest gas reserves, said it would stop gas deliveries to Spain if Madrid transferred it to a “third destination.” The warning follows a recent decision by Spain to provide gas to the North African nation’s neighbor and regional rival, Morocco.

“Natural gas delivered to Spain, whose destination is none other than that provided for in the contracts, will be considered as a breach of contractual commitments,” the Algerian Energy Ministry said on Wednesday.

Such a move by Madrid “could result in the termination of the contract between Sonatrach and its Spanish customers,” it added.



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