The Ministry of Energy of Turkey announced the beginning of a partial payment for Russian gas in rubles (November 8, 2022)

Turkey has partially switched to paying for Russian gas supplies in rubles.

This was stated by the Minister of Energy of the Republic Fatih Donmez, RIA Novosti reports.

“As you know, an agreement has been reached, partial payment has already begun. We intend to intensify our work in this direction, ”the agency quotes the official.

According to him, at the moment the Russian Federation and Turkey are carrying out technical work related to trade in national currencies.

The fact that Ankara will pay for 25% of gas supplies from the Russian Federation in rubles was agreed by Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in early autumn.

In mid-October, the President of Turkey declaredthat the international gas hub, with the initiative to create which spoke its Russian counterpart will appear very soon and will probably be built in the Thrace region in the European part of the country. According to Putina gas hub in Turkey is a realistic project that can be implemented fairly quickly.

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