Bulgarian Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov said that the government of the country, after refusing to pay for gas in rubles, thought about the haste of the decision. This is reported by the publication BTV Novinite.
He clarified that now there is no need to refuse payments for blue fuel in the Russian national currency. The authorities of Italy and Germany did the same.
According to him, the Bulgarian government will raise this issue at a meeting with representatives of the European Commission.
“The European Commission has made it clear that payment in rubles is a violation of sanctions. It is necessary to have a clear understanding of this issue. For example, should we distinguish between state-owned companies and corporations?”, – said Nikolov.
Recall that on the eve of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov made a statement on the need to form a common point of view of the EU member states regarding the issue of Russian gas supplies.