Bulgarian Economist: Paying for Gas in Rubles aims to increase demand for the Russian Currency

The decision to pay for Russian gas in rubles was intended as a measure against sanctions imposed on Russia. This was explained by the economist Daniel Vassilev on Nova TV. According to him, the sanctions were aimed at destroying the ruble, Russia tried to increase its demand, with a solution that would increase its value.

Day 66 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia Pays Debt in Dollars, Journalist Killed, Cyberattacks in Romania

Russia paid its debt in dollars, but returned payments in euros to Australia and Germany, Russian cyberattacks in Romania. Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Moscow admitted that it attacked Kyiv while Guterres was there

"Putin will come"; Russia: Russian border checkpoint shelled

Last night, explosions erupted in the Ukrainian capital, and Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russian forces of firing cruise missiles at Kyiv during a visit by Guterres and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, which he considers barbaric.
The Russian siege of "Azovstal" continues, while the UN Secretary General is trying to ensure the evacuation from the ironworks.

Day 57 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Mariupol barely Holding on, Moscow tests Ballistic Missile, 80% of Luhansk under Russian Control

Mariupol is barely holding on, Russia is testing a ballistic missile, Wimbledon has divided the world. Here are the highlights of events in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Mariupol may fall in "hours"

Turkish economic growth surges to 11 pct in 2021

The Turkish economy expanded 11 percent year on year in 2021 in line with market expectations, according to official data revealed on Feb. 28. 

"Gross domestic product at current prices increased by 42.8 percent and reached 7.2 trillion Turkish Liras [nearly $518 billion] in 2021 compared with the previous year," the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said in a statement.