While the European Union agreed numerous sanctions against Moscow, member states have been at loggerheads over banning Russian energy imports. That’s because many EU countries are heavily dependent on Russian energy.

Thus, Hungary has placed a veto on a total ban of Russian gas imports, saying it was the only option, as the country is landlocked and wouldn’t be able to directly receive liquefied gas from the USA.

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The energy ban was expected to be part of the latest EU sanctions package against the government in Moscow and the Russian people.

However, according to the Head Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign ministers could not agree on a total ban on Russian oil and natural gas imports.

Borell stressed the importance of EU countries becoming less reliant on Russian energy, arguing that buying gas from Moscow is like financing the Ukrainian intervention. One might now only wonder how and by whom all these US military wars were supported lately?

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He did, however, admit that it’s impossible to cut a 55% dependence on Russian gas overnight, referring to the situation in Germany, which has already warned of a looming collapse of its economy.

Nevertheless, the EU’s foreign policy chief insists that the bloc must reduce its reliance on energy from Russia as quickly as possible, and proposes to start with oil, as it is easier to replace and there is more of it in the neighborhood.

Moscow currently supplies around 40% of all the gas used by EU nations and provides around a third of their oil needs.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster
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11-04-22 20:18

USA have invaded 84 / 193 Countries recognized by the UN. Now they are blaming other countries for war crimes, that should be unacceptable by the EU, apparently EU doesn’t have a speaker for them they are USA little puppies. The US regime is making an example of what can happen to other country’s who don’t join NATO, to use there land and rule there economy. So all this to provoke Russia and try to destabilize Russia. Well it turns out that Russia is now ally’s with one of the most powerful country’s China. Wake up and start to realize… Read more »

RK01
RK01
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11-04-22 20:18

It is like asking the population to volunteer to go on a hunger strike AND to do a bit of self-mutilation while they are at it, all because the Ukrainians were fighting with the Russians.

Reinhardt Danube
Reinhardt Danube
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11-04-22 20:20

The EU discussions will continue! NOT discussions, BUT Evil, Sly, Conniving plans against Russia. PAY for Russian GAS & OIL in Rubles or FREEZE and STARVE!
Stop messing about European tricksters!

Fenlove
Fenlove
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11-04-22 20:22

Don’t pretend you can do without Russian energy. You can’t you get such a bargain from Russia that’s why you buy their energy. Wait until you see what the United States is going to charge you for energy then you’ll know who was your friend.