Borrell says EU foreign ministers will discuss sanctions against Russian oil


The EU will discuss the issue of imposing new sanctions against Russia, in particular against Russian oil. As Reuters reported, the Baltic countries supported this idea, while Germany, on the contrary, warned against hasty decisions. /96/756478600562965.jpg” alt=”Borrell said that EU foreign ministers will discuss sanctions against Russian oil” />

The European Union will continue to discuss new possible sanctions against Russia, in particular restrictions in the energy sector, said the Supreme EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

He was asked if this meant that the EU would impose an oil embargo or other restrictions on Russian oil against Russia.

“Ministers [ foreign affairs countries— members of the European Union] will discuss it», — answered Borrell.

The fact that the European Union is preparing the fifth package of sanctions against Russia and is discussing whether to impose restrictions on the import of Russian oil, sources told Reuters earlier. According to the interlocutors of the agency, the Baltic countries, including Lithuania, supported the oil embargo. At the same time, Germany, on the contrary, warned against hasty decisions in this direction due to high energy prices in Europe. According to Reuters, Germany is more dependent on Russian gas than other European countries, it is also the largest buyer of Russian oil in the European Union.

On March 8, without waiting for the EU's decision, the United States imposed a ban on oil and gas imports from Russia. The European Union also plans to phase out Russian energy resources gradually, Reuters reported.

The Kremlin, in turn, warned that the oil embargo for Russia would “hit everyone.” At the same time, the United States will remain on its own and “will feel much better than the Europeans,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to him, Europeans will have a hard time.

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