Russian oil ban: EU chief proposes Russian oil ban over war in Ukraine

EU countries will stop importing Russian oil and refined products, the head of the bloc’s executive European Commission said on Wednesday, proposing a sixth round of sanctions against Moscow for waging war on Ukraine.

“We will exhaust Russian supplies of crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the year,” Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament to a thunderous applause from lawmakers. “It will be a complete import ban on all Russian oil, marine and pipeline, crude and refined.”

“It will not be easy. Some member states are strongly dependent on Russian oil. But we just have to work on it,” von der Leyen said of the proposal, which needs approval from all 27 EU countries to take effect. is required.

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