Vladimir Medinsky said that Russian-Ukrainian talks will resume on Monday, Russia’s position on Crimea and Donbass remains unchanged. Dmitry Peskov, the president’s spokesman, explained that the decision to pay for gas in rubles was made so that dollars and euros would not be taken away from Russia due to sanctions. He also said that the payment in rubles could be extended to other export goods. Western leaders promise to tighten sanctions against Russia and strengthen support for Kiev. Pope Francis said he could meet with Patriarch Cyril in the Middle East. How events unfolded – in the broadcast of Kommersant.
22:42. Pope Francis says work on meeting with Patriarch Kirill is under way in the Middle East
22:37. Russia has asked to hold a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday in connection with the events in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, said Russian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyansky. Earlier, Kyiv accused Moscow of killing several dozen civilians in Bucha. The Russian side categorically rejected these accusations, calling them a provocation by Ukrainian radicals.
22:28. The President of Moldova declared April 4 a day of mourning in memory of the victims in Ukraine.
22:16. Switzerland has frozen ten houses and apartments owned by Russian citizens. This means that the owners of these properties will not be able to sell or rent them while the sanctions regime is in place. This was reported by the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and Keystone ATS. Earlier, Switzerland blocked more than $ 6.2 billion in Russian assets as part of sanctions.
20:25. London will tighten sanctions against Russia and increase military support for Kiev – Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
20:23. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance will not provide Kiev with military aircraft. “This is NATO’s position,” the Ukrainian leader said in an interview with CBS.
20:07. Scholz said that Germany will continue to provide weapons to Ukraine, and the West will discuss new sanctions against Russia in the coming days.
18:44. Gazprom continues to order the capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline for gas transit through Poland for the day ahead, buying about 9% of the bid on April 4 – the results of the auction on the GSA Platform.
18:41. The EU should discuss the issue of banning the import of Russian gas – German Defense Minister.
18:22. Germany has refused to supply Kyiv with 100 Marder-type infantry fighting vehicles, and the request came from Kyiv last week, Die Welt reported, citing sources.
18:17. The United States has withdrawn its Navy ships from the Black Sea due to the events in Ukraine and has not yet decided on the timing of their return, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. The Security Council of the Russian Federation associates this decision with wandering mines.
18:11. The United States for the week increased imports of Russian oil by 43% to 100 thousand. barrels per day – the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
17:54. A meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5.
17:38. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has promised that thanks to Western aid, Ukrainian forces will soon have ten anti-tank systems on each Russian tank.
17:20. Ukraine will lose at least $ 112 billion or about 50% of GDP this year, said Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Igor Dyadura.
17:15. Secretary of State Blinken will visit Brussels on April 5-7 to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
17:11. The United States will allocate $ 50 million to Moldova to combat the effects of hostilities in Ukraine.
17:09. Algeria’s state oil and gas company Sonatrach and Italy’s ENI are discussing an increase in pipeline gas supplies.
17:06. Blinken: Western sanctions may be lifted depending on the outcome of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
17:03. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: Tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers opposing Russian troops have been trained by NATO.
17:01. Blinken on Soviet tanks: The United States is working with countries around the world to supply Kiev with weapons that it can use.
16:58. Secretary Blinken: It is too early to judge whether the movement of Russian troops near Kiev is a diversion or regrouping.
16:55. The Verkhovna Rada proposes to start negotiations on postponing the payment of Ukraine’s foreign debt for 10-20 years.
16:53. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for continued economic pressure on Russia.
16:50. The head of the Slovak Ministry of Economy Sulik: gas supplies from Russia cannot be stopped, if the condition is to pay in rubles, we will pay in rubles.
16:49. On April 4, Germany intends to discuss with its partners the tightening of sanctions against Russia – Finance Minister Lindner.
16:40. German Foreign Minister Burbock said that the EU would tighten sanctions against Russia and provide even greater support to Kiev.
15:58. Peskov: there can be no complete vacuum for Russia or isolation, it is technologically impossible in the modern world, sooner or later Europe will have to build a dialogue with Russia, whether someone overseas wants it or not.
15:55. Peskov: Putin has never refused to meet with Zelensky, it is hypothetically possible, but a specific document must be prepared.
15:07. Peskov: The West is an oasis for criminals from the Russian Federation, no one is going to extradite them, as well as to cooperate with law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation.
15:05. Peskov about the possibility of turning off the gas if you refuse to pay in rubles: we count on the common sense of contractors who buy gas.
15:03. Peskov: Russia does not want to complicate the lives of Western partners buying Russian gas, European companies will be able to quickly and clearly open ruble accounts to pay for gas.
14:59. Peskov: Western sanctions policy is accelerating the process of erosion of the world’s reserve currency, more and more countries are doubting the reliability of the dollar and the euro and thinking about options for settlements in national currencies, this process can not be stopped.
14:57. Peskov: the biggest sanctions burden in history now falls on the Russian Federation.
14:54. Peskov: the decision to pay for gas in rubles was not made to slap someone in the nose, but to prevent the withdrawal of dollars and euros due to sanctions.
14:50. Two explosions took place on Sunday in Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border – Reuters, citing witnesses.
14:47. Ukrainian grain exports quadrupled in March compared to February, the country’s economy ministry said.
14:21. The Czech Republic has gas reserves for a maximum of 34 days, said the Minister of Transport of the Republic Martin Kupka on CNN.
14:20. Peskov: the payment scheme in rubles, as for Russian gas, will continue to apply to new groups of goods.
14:19. Peskov: the imposition of sanctions against the president is a crossing of the line of common sense.
13:27. The head of the regional national and cultural autonomy of the Crimean Tatars Eyvaz Umerov appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to influence Kyiv to recognize Russia’s status as Crimea.
13:26. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia prayed for peace in Ukraine at a liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kubinka, the main church of the Russian Armed Forces.
12:34. Bulgaria has received a notification from Gazprom Export on payment for gas supplies in rubles. This was announced on Sunday by the Minister of Energy of the Republic Alexander Nikolov.
12:31. Gazprom supplies gas for transit through Ukraine on a regular basis, in accordance with the applications of European consumers – 108.4 million cubic meters. m on April 3.
12:30. The Russian Olympic Committee maintains contact with a large number of partners from European countries who are ready to cooperate and implement joint projects, said OCD head Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
11:53. Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Melnik accused German President Steinmeier of having close ties with Russia. The diplomat complained that Germany has too much interest in maintaining relations with Russia, especially in light of its dependence on gas, oil and coal supplies from Russia.
11:47. German Finance Minister Christian Lindner acknowledged that the situation in Ukraine will make Germans poorer, as they will have to pay more for energy imports.
11:45. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to deliver humanitarian aid to Odessa and meet with Greek community
11:43. Poland is in favor of increasing the contingent of American troops in Europe to 150 thousand. man.
11:42. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defense Jaroslav Kaczynski said in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that his country is open to the deployment of American nuclear weapons on its territory.
11:34. Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk claims that humanitarian corridors for evacuation will be opened from Mariupol and settlements of Luhansk region on Sunday.
10:46. Mishustin signed an order allocating 20 billion rubles. on loans to industrial enterprises that are engaged in products that can replace foreign counterparts.
9:46. Vladimir Medinsky: Russian-Ukrainian talks will resume on Monday.
9:45. Vladimir Medinsky: The draft peace agreement between Moscow and Kiev is not yet ready to be discussed at the highest level.
9:45. Vladimir Medinsky: Russia’s position on Crimea and Donbass remains unchanged.
9:42. The mines found in the Black Sea pose a serious danger to shipping, but their origin has not yet been established, said a spokesman for British military intelligence.