Reuters reports that after a conference with G7 energy ministers, German spokesman Robert Habeck said he had rejected a request by Russia to settle in the aggressor's currency.
"All G7 ministers have agreed that this is a unilateral and blatant breach of existing contracts. Ministers reiterated that the agreements were valid and that companies should respect them. Payment in rubles is unacceptable, and we urge interested companies not to comply with Putin's demands," said Robert Habeck.
Germany's energy minister also added that "Putin's attempt to divide us is obvious, but as you can see from this great unity and determination, we will not be divided," Robert Habeck added.
We remind you that the G7 includes Japan, the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Canada, and Italy.
We remind you that the European Commission has approved the creation of a mandate for joint gas purchases, and the beginning of the implementation of the European plan for the complete abandonment of Russian gas for 2 years.