THE Russia plans to stop supplying oil and gas to countries that support a cap on the price of Russian oil, the Kremlin said today, but will make a final decision after analyzing all the evidence.
The Group of Seven (G7) is considering it imposing a cap on Russian oil which is transported by sea at $65-70 a barrel, although the governments of the European Union member states have not yet decided on the price and talks are expected to continue.
“Until now, we remain in the position of President Putin that“We will not provide oil and gas to the countries that will designate and participate in the cap.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily conference call with reporters. “But we have to analyze everything before formulating our position” he added.
The Kremlin, according to APE-MBE, also denied that its attacks on its power grid Ukrainian they targeted civilians, but he said Kyiv could “stop the suffering” of its population by meeting Russia’s demands to resolve the conflict.
The representative of the Kremlin said that “there were no strikes on “social” targets nor will there be any, special attention is being paid to this”.
“As for the targets that have a direct or indirect relationship with military forces, they are consequently subject to strikes,” he said.
Asked how the suffering of Ukraine’s civilian population reconciled with the positions of President Putin, who has said that Russia does not wish to destroy Ukraine or its people, Peskov said: “The leadership of Ukraine has every opportunity to restore the situation to normal, has every opportunity to resolve the situation in such a way as to fulfill the demands of the Russian side and, consequently, put an end to all the suffering of the population.”
“We did not carry out strikes in Kyiv”
The Russian military today denied that it carried out strikes in Kyiv yesterday, Wednesday, saying that theThe damage in the Ukrainian capital was caused by “Ukrainian and foreign” anti-aircraft missiles.
“No strike was carried out in Kyiv. All the damage to the city, reported by the Kiev regime, is a consequence of the fall of foreign and Ukrainian air defense missiles, which have been installed in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital,” said the representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that contacts with the UN security agency in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine they were “constructive”.
The head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met with a Russian delegation in Istanbul yesterday, Wednesday, to discuss security at the station, the site of which Ukraine and Moscow accuse each other of bombing.
Sergei Ryabkov also said that Russia does not plan to contact the United States and did not take the initiative to contact Washington at the G20 summit in Indonesia. Ryabkov added that contacts with Washington are made by phone, but they take place through diplomatic channels and not at the level of presidents.
FSB: We thwarted an attempt by Ukrainian special forces to sabotage South Stream
In another development, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said today it had prevented Ukrainian special services from carrying out sabotageas he called it, in the gas pipeline “South Stream”.
“As a result of a series of investigative measures, the FSB thwarted an attempt by Ukrainian special forces to commit an act of sabotage and terrorism on the South Stream gas pipeline which supplies energy reimgs to Turkey and Europe,” the FSB said.
It is currently unclear which gas pipeline the FSB was referring to.
South Stream, originally intended to carry Russian gas under the Black Sea to the Bulgarian coast, was abandoned in 2014 in favor of TurkStream, which reaches Turkey and can supply gas to Hungary and Bulgaria.
Source: News Beast