Evropeiska Pravda – Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 14:44
Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, called for a ban on Russian energy imports in order to avoid another Bucha in Ukraine.
Source: Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter
According to Kuleba: "To avert ‘new Buchas’, impose the mother of all sanctions: stop buying oil, gas, and coal from Russia. Stop financing Putin’s war machine. The Russian economy — and its war — would stop in a matter of months. A few months of tightening your belts are worth thousands of saved lives."
Details: There is no unity among the European Union member states concerning an embargo on Russian gas.
At the same time, according to the media, the European Commission is preparing a new package of sanctions against the Russian Federation which will include a ban on the import of Russian coal.
Additionally, the Wall Street Journal reports that the EU is currently discussing an alternative to the embargo, which is strongly opposed by some EU member states: additional customs taxes on Russian oil and gas.