Borrell says no guarantee on oil embargo against Russia

Borrell says no guarantee on oil embargo against Russia

The European Union’s top diplomat has said there is no guarantee that the 27-nation bloc will be able to quickly agree on a new set of sanctions against Russia, the Associated Press reports.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that “we will do our best in order to de-block the situation. I cannot ensure that it is going to happen because positions are quite strong.”

His remarks Monday came as he prepared to chair a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers.

The European Commission proposed on 4th May a sixth package of sanctions that included a ban on oil imports from Russia. Hungary is one of a number of landlocked countries that are highly dependent on Russian oil, along with the Czech Republic and Slovakiaю Bulgaria has also expressed it reservations.

 

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