- Oct 28, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
EU plans for new sanctions on Russian oil, military and TVEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has given details of a sixth package of sanctions to be agreed in the coming days. She listed four separate types of sanctions:
Von der Leyen said the EU was also announcing an end to its dependency on Russian oil: "It will not be easy but we simply have to do it." All Russian oil will be phased out, she said, but in an orderly fashion. Crude oil will be phased out in six months and refined products by the end of 2022, she said.
About time too, Hungary and Slovakia will be exempt (don't think Orban's Hungary would agree even if they weren't so reliant) but this needs to be pushed faster and the remaining Banks need to be cut from SWIFT