FAKE: Austria has agreed to pay for gas in rubles
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FAKE: Austria has agreed to pay for gas in rubles

27 April 2022
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There is information being spread online where It is stated that  that Austria has allegedly agreed to pay russia for gas in rubles. However, this is a fake.

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Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer denied the information about the payment for gas in rubles. On April 27, he tweeted : “Till the fake news of russian propaganda continues to spread here. Of course, OMV (Österreichische Mineralölverwaltung AG, Austrian oil company – ed.) will continue to pay for gas supplies from russia in euros. Austria adheres strictly to the jointly agreed EU sanctions.”

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