The Spanish government may extend measures recently approved to curb energy prices beyond June, Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said on Friday.

She said the uncertainty on energy markets following the Russian invasion of Ukraine may last for a period lasting after June and the Spanish government may have to extend and adapt the measures.

The government this week announced a 16 billion euro ($17.70 billion) plan, which includes direct aid and soft loans, to help companies and households cope with higher electricity and fuel prices.

($1 = 0.9039 euros)

(Reporting by Inti Landauro; editing by Jason Neely)