MOSCOW, May 2 – RIA Novosti. The CEO of the largest housing company in Germany, Rolf Buch, in an interview with Spiegel, said that he could not guarantee his customers warm apartments next winter.
According to him, some Germans will face significant additional costs for heating.
“For some tenants, they can reach an amount equal to two months’ rent,” explains the head of the company.
Buch expressed concern about the energy crisis due to the situation in Ukraine and made it clear that a wave of price hikes was coming.
“Politicians across Europe have regulated that in the event of a shortage of gas supply, private consumers will be disconnected last. But it is not yet clear in detail what will happen if, for example, the pressure in the network drops. We are already concerned,” he added, noting that Germany will not be able to quickly withdraw from Russian gas supplies.
After the start of the Russian military special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow. Many countries have announced the freezing of Russian assets. Calls to reduce dependence on Russian energy resources have become louder in Europe.
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Under these conditions, since April 1, Russia has been accepting payments for gas only in rubles. The importer must open a special account with Gazprombank, to which he will transfer funds in the currency specified in the contract, the bank will sell this currency on the Moscow Exchange and credit rubles to the account of the gas buyer, from which settlements with the supplier will be made.
On April 27, Gazprom suspended gas exports from the Bulgarian company Bulgargaz and the Polish PGNiG due to non-payment of supplies under the new scheme in rubles.
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