Reuters: Russia is facing difficulties in collecting oil payments. Delaying payments reduces the Kremlin’s revenues and makes them irregular.

Many banks in China, the UAE and Turkey have strengthened their compliance with sanctions restrictions in the past few weeks, resulting in delays or even rejection of financial transfers to Moscow. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: "Of course, the unprecedented pressure from the United States and the European Union on China continues. This causes certain problems, but it will not become an obstacle to the development of our trade and economic relations"