Turkey will start paying for part of Russian gas in rubles. Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on this at a meeting in Sochi.
“Of course, an important aspect of the negotiations was the topic of gas supplies to the Republic of Turkey, which is supplied in a fairly large volume – 26 billion cubic meters annually. The presidents agreed that we would begin partial gas supplies and pay for them in rubles,” Deputy Prime Minister told reporters Alexander Novak.
He believes that decisions were made at the talks that will bring the development of relations between Russia and Turkey to a new level, and the countries will strive for settlements in the national currency.
According to Novak, the topic of energy has always been the most important and the presidents discussed it separately.
“The construction of the Akkuyu NPP and the release in 2023 to launch this project were discussed in detail,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
Right before the start of the talks, Vladimir Putin said that the Turkish Stream was working smoothly and properly, including to Europe and thanks to Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in turn, said that the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is being built by Rosatom, is of great importance for Turkey and there are successes.