Russia on Friday mentioned it could cease supplying oil to the worldwide market if the worth cap proposed by G-7 international locations was not honest.
“If we take into account the costs should not honest and unacceptable to us, we’d merely cease supplying the oil to world markets and to these international locations that be a part of the US initiative on the worth cap,” Russia’s Ambassador to India Denis Alipov mentioned at a press convention right here.
He mentioned Russia wouldn’t comply with any mechanism detrimental to its commerce pursuits.
With sanctions imposed by western nations making scant influence on Russia, the G-7 international locations and the European Union have mooted an oil value cap on Russian crude and refined merchandise to restrict Kremlin‘s revenues.
Earlier this month, an announcement issued by G-7 Finance Ministers mentioned the worth cap was particularly designed to cut back Russian revenues and its potential to fund the Ukraine battle.
Alipov mentioned the worth cap will result in acute scarcity of oil within the world markets and the worth would sharply go up.
The US has requested India to affix the coalition to cap the costs of Russian oil, however New Delhi has mentioned it could “rigorously look at” the proposal earlier than taking any resolution.
“India has up to now taken a cautious strategy to this concept. It won’t be useful to Indian curiosity,” Alipov mentioned, acknowledging that India would pursue its personal curiosity if such a step will get carried out.
Requested about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enchantment to Russian President Vladimir Putin on cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, Alipov mentioned the remarks have been in keeping with India’s place on the difficulty.
“The West makes use of solely these quotes that swimsuit them whereas ignoring different components,” he mentioned.
Throughout a gathering with Putin in Samarkand, Modi had advised the Russian chief that “in the present day’s period shouldn’t be of battle”, remarks that have been seen by a bit of world leaders as a public rebuke.
On stories about Pakistan transferring arms to Ukraine, Alipov mentioned if such deliveries have taken place it could have a adverse influence on Russia’s relations with Pakistan.
“As of now there have been such unconfirmed stories. I have no idea concerning the info. If there’s a affirmation of this there will likely be an influence on our relationships with Pakistan there isn’t any doubt about that,” the Russian envoy mentioned.