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Russia’s biggest gas producer Gazprom said Thursday it doesn’t want a "gas crisis", and hopes Ukraine can pay its outstanding $1.8 billion debt.
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Nobody will want your gas soon Gasprom. Nations just realized that this is the only one thing that Russia can treat them with. Renewable energy sources will change the situation soon.
They should ask for advance payments in gold, or rubles only. That would be a good joke.
Energy supply is considered a priority debt in many parts of the West. Failure to pay results in disconnection from the supply.
Gaz prom could require payment in advance by installing hypothetical pre-payment meters to collect future payments and arrears from the Ukraine.
Many people are familiar with this pre-payment methodology in their own lives. If it is understood and it works on the household level, why couldn't a similar mechanism be rolled out at the state level?
The $1.8 billion is based on discounted prices, I believe.
A bargain compared to world prices which is what UA will have to pay in the future.
BTW, the Nazi coup leaders' have already proposed a solution to the crisis - another loan from Russia for $2bn.
EU citizens are going to pay $1.8 billion debt...
I wouldn't except their money.....it's not worth the paper that it's printed on....they have $17 trillion debt....if they need more they just print it.....worthless...
Plus INTEREST ! Plus EU-US Sanctions FEES.. too
Maybe it's better for world peace and democratic governments if the US is shut out of the main Continent Mass (Europe, Asia, ME, Africa...) as we are only interested in peace & prosperity & fair trading.
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