Russia has stopped supplying gas to Poland due to its refusal to pay for it in rubles

Kostia Andreikovets

The Polish operator PGNiG has stated that Russia will stop supplying gas to Poland from April 27 due to the refusal to pay for it in rubles — Russia demands payment in rubles from April 1.

In particular, Polsat News and RMF24 write about it.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Russia wanted to punish Poland for its position. He added that Poland is ready to give up Russian gas and its reserves are almost full.

The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak has already called it blackmail. "Russia proves that energy resources are a weapon for them. That is why the EU needs to be united and impose an embargo on energy resources, depriving Russians of their energy weapons," he said.

Bulgariaʼs energy minister later informed that "Gazprom" had sent Bulgargaz a message about cutting gas supplies starting from tomorrow.

  • Last week, "Gazprom" did not reserve the capacity of the Polish section of the "Yamal-Europe" gas pipeline.
  • Poland has repeatedly stated that it will not pay for gas in rubles.
  • On April 26, the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs imposed sanctions on 50 individuals and legal entities, including oligarchs and "Gazprom".