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Russia Says It Has Enough Energy Buyers Even With Sanctions

  • Russia will not persuade anyone to buy its oil, gas: Lavrov
  • Nation is fully compliant with its energy obligations: Putin
Oil storage tanks in Tuapse, Russia. 

Oil storage tanks in Tuapse, Russia. 

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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Russia has enough buyers for its oil and gas even as Western nations and their allies impose sanctions in response to the invasion of Ukraine, according to a top Kremlin official.

“We will not persuade anyone to buy our oil and gas,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday at a briefing in Turkey following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. “If they want to replace it with something, they are welcome, we will have supply markets, we already have them.”