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Russia raises the tone and assures that it will never accept caps on oil or gas

Date: January 28, 2023 Time: 07:00:23

Ten months have passed since the start of the war in Ukraine, during this time the West has imposed numerous sanctions against Russia to curb the economic power of the Kremlin. Dmitry Peskov.

“We will never agree to such damage and destruction of market processes for pricing,” Peskov said in an interview on Russian public television.

He added that the maximum price set may be “generous”, but that would not influence the Russian position either. “If today you accept a generous cap, tomorrow you will have to accept another that goes against your interests,” she explained.

Putin’s warning

This same week, Russian President Vladimir Putin would rule out that if the cap on Russian gas, which is being discussed in the West, violates Gazprom’s current contracts with its counterparties, Moscow would reserve the right to “think about whether it has to comply with them.” or not”, since the other party violates them.

Regarding the imposition of a maximum price on Russian oil, which has already been approved, Putin announced that he will issue a decree with response measures “on Monday or Tuesday.” The head of the Kremlin assured that Russia “does not lose anything” by the oil price cap, but detected that the measure could have disastrous consequences for the world economy and cause a drastic rise in oil prices.

Does not give up negotiations on Ukraine

In addition, this Sunday Vladimir Putin assured that he is not giving up negotiations on Ukraine “with all the parties involved” in the conflict. “We are prepared to negotiate acceptable solutions with all parties involved in the process,” said the Russian president in an interview shown on public television.

At the same time, make sure that the other party, in relation to kyiv and Western countries that support you, “have refused to enter into talks.” “It’s up to them, it’s not us who refuse to negotiate, it’s them,” he insists.

Turning to the Russian military campaign, which marked ten months yesterday, Putin said that Moscow “had no choice” but to protect “national interests and the interests of its people.” “I think we acted correctly, defending the national interests and the interests of our citizens and our people,” he asserted. This is the second time this week that the Russian leader has highlighted his willingness to negotiate a solution in Ukraine.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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