Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin would be open to the head of the State Duma’s proposal to expand the list of Russian ruble exports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in a recent speech that his country The demand of “hostile” states to pay in rubles for the supply of gas. Putin has taken this decision in retaliation for the freezing of Russian gold and foreign exchange reserves abroad. These sanctions are related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The G7 countries have rejected Putin’s proposal and argued that they would not pay rubles for the raw material.
The head of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, today proposed to sell not only gas for rubles, but also gas. Coal, wood, oil, metals, grains and fertilizers.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Pesco was asked by reporters about the plan.
This is an idea that, of course, must be acted upon considering that there are countries that express it Mutual interest in settlements in national currencies – he said. According to Pieskov, the dollar “depreciated” as the world’s main reserve currency and confidence in other currencies was “not at an all-time high”.
This is where our government operates – Peskov said that moving in this direction is in Russia’s interest.
Reporters only pointed to the so-called Putin’s decision to sell gas to the ruble. Peskov talks about all Russian exports.
Of course, although it can be implemented, if it has the recommendation of the head of state, it will definitely take the form of a specific proposal. The Kremlin spokesman said.
“Kommersant” reports that Russian grain exporters are asking the central bank to create the possibility of settlement of ruble export agreements. Sanctions made it very difficult to trade in foreign currencies. The unions are asking for the ruble to be liquidated to foreign banks, which serve buyers of large grains, mainly buyers from Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Representatives of the Russian and Turkish authorities said in several interviews that they were open to mutual settlements in lira or rubles. Turks are particularly concerned about tourists – almost 20 percent of visitors from Russia. Overseas customers. The Russians said they could agree to pay energy resources to “allies” (such as Turkey or China) with the ruble, their own currency or gold.
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