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EU readying new Russia sanctions, may retaliate over rouble payments for gas - sources

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Thursday, 31 March, 2022, 12:42
EU readying new Russia sanctions, may retaliate over rouble payments for gas - sources

The European Commission is readying new sanctions against the Kremlin over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, EU sources told Reuters on Wednesday, with the magnitude of the new measures depending on Moscow's stance on gas payments in roubles.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said he wants "unfriendly" countries, including EU states, to pay their gas bills in roubles, a request rejected by Western nations.

The new package of EU sanctions could be ready as early as next week, two of the sources said.