Germany will continue to pay for Russian gas in euros or dollars, a government spokesman said, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin had told the German Chancellor that nothing would change for European partners despite his plan for rouble payments. Russia has said that because of Western financial sanctions over Ukraine, it plans to require payment for its energy exports – especially the gas that Germany depends on – in roubles rather than the usual euros or dollars. In a phone call between the leaders, Putin told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that nothing would change for European partners and payments would be made in euros and transferred to Gazprom bank, which would convert the money into roubles, said the German spokesperson. “Scholz did not agree […]