January 4, 2023, 07:42 – Public News Service – OSN

Belgian RTBF correspondent Louis Portal said that anti-Russian sanctions do not have the desired effect. EU effect on the citizens of the state. He noted that Russians do not hold rallies on the streets, and many brands that have left the country have been successfully replaced.

He shared the following information: “Russian, Turkish or Chinese companies rushed to take the vacated places in shopping centers. The lack of some goods and especially luxury items affects only a few wealthy Russians who can afford to travel around Europe.”

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, Fatih Donmez, made a statement that Ankara was not going to introduce any restrictions that would be associated with the gas hub being created in Istanbul.

The Turkish minister also stressed that it is planned to use market mechanisms on this platform aimed at the successful sale of natural gas.

As an answer to the question of how the hub will work under the sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia, Donmez emphasized that Turkey is not going to influence the relationship between the seller and the buyer in any way, and therefore will not restrict transactions. More about it read in material Public news service.