Invasion of Ukraine hard-line transition Germany EU must ban Russia’s oil

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[우크라 침공] Hard-line transition Germany publicly announces that the EU must ban Russia’s oil

“Russia’s national budget is 35% from oil exports… Gas exports account for only 7%”

EU to announce 6th sanctions against Russia as early as next week… “An immediate ban on oil and gas in Leshan is not included”

(Berlin = Yonhap News) Correspondent Lee Yul = Following Germany’s decision to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine, the European Union publicly demanded a ban on Russian oil imports.

Germany has decided to supply self-propelled anti-aircraft guns to Russia and is also accelerating the supply of self-propelled artillery.

German ambassador to the EU, Michael Klaus, said at the beginning of a meeting on the 6th sanctions against Russia recently held in Brussels, “If an agreement is reached on the 6th sanctions package, it must be strong.” “The package must include a ban on oil imports from Russia. do,” he said.

Germany has been criticized for putting a brake on the EU’s oil and gas embargo.

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, plans to release the 6th sanctions package against Russia as early as next week.

Even with Germany’s change of position, it is unclear whether the 6th sanctions, including the oil embargo, like the last sanctions against Russia, will be approved by all 27 EU member states. This is because Russian President Vladimir Putin can immediately retaliate by cutting off gas supplies to the entire EU.

Mario Meran, chairman of the board of directors of Wintershal Dea, Germany’s largest oil and gas company, explained, “35% of Russia’s national budget comes from oil exports, and only 7% from gas exports.” .

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The European Commission will not include an immediate ban on imports of Russian oil and gas into sanctions against Russia, Belt Amzontak said.

The enforcement action will hit Russia instead, but it is predicted that it will include ‘smart’ sanctions, such as price caps on oil and gas that do not put a significant burden on EU members or businesses, or sanctions that increase in intensity in stages.

The idea is to ensure that the 27 member countries have sufficient time to find other supply lines.

It is also possible to differentiate sanctions according to the supply route or the type and product of petroleum. For example, stopping oil from entering Europe via trains or tankers loaded with oil tanks.

This could have the effect of banning the import of refined petroleum products from Russia. EU member states are importing not only crude oil from Russia but also refined products such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene.

A plan for each member state to set its own time limit and degree of application of the import ban is also subject to review. This is because, although the 6th sanctions against Russia must be approved by all 27 EU member states, Hungary has not considered participating in the oil or gas import ban against Russia so far.

Meanwhile, the German government, which has decided to start supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine, is pushing ahead with a plan to supply 2000 self-propelled artillery to Ukraine, following the Gephard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery. Germany has already agreed to provide education and training to the Ukrainian army so that it can deploy 2000 self-propelled artillery, which the Netherlands has already agreed to supply.

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However, out of the 119 self-propelled artillery units owned by the German Federal Army, only 40 are available.

yulsid@yna.co.kr

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