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Putin Says Gas Exports to Be Halted If Ruble Payments Not Made

  • Russia to demand rubles for gas sales from April 1, Putin said
  • Foreign buyers of Russia gas will need to open ruble accounts
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WATCH: Putin wants all gas to be bought with rubles.Source: Bloomberg

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Russia will halt gas supplies to buyers from ‘unfriendly’ states unless they switch to payments in rubles from April 1, President Vladimir Putin said, the latest strike in a struggle with Europe over energy sales.