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Putin Demands Ruble Payment for Gas, Escalating Energy Fight

  • Russia says ready to keep supply, doesn’t want euros, dollars
  • European gas prices surged more than 30% after the news
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G-7 Balks at Putin's Demand for Gas Payments in Rubles
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Russia plans to demand ruble payments for natural gas purchases from European nations, deepening its standoff with the west and potentially aggravating Europe’s worst energy crunch since the 1970s.