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.
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.
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.