Brussels: The European Union (EU) is leaving no stone unturned to isolate Russia over the Ukraine War. Two months after the invasion of Ukraine, the European Union is preparing to impose major sanctions on Russia, including a complete ban on all imports of oil products from Russia in the next six months. The head of the EU’s executive European Commission has proposed that EU countries stop importing Russian oil and refined products in the next six months.
27 EU countries need approval to implement the proposal: European Parliament
“We will end the Russian supply of crude oil and refined products by the end of the year within six months,” Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament. All of this would be a complete import ban on Russian oil, maritime and pipeline, crude and refined. On the proposal, von der Leyen said it would not be easy. Some member states are heavily dependent on Russian oil. But we just have to work on it. The proposal would require the approval of all 27 EU countries.
Putin will take revenge on the banned countries
President Vladimir Putin has ordered retaliation against sanctions imposed on Russia by other countries and organizations. He has signed an order imposing economic sanctions to avenge the actions of Western countries and international organizations. Russia’s presidential palace, the Kremlin, said Putin had asked the cabinet to compile a list of individuals and companies against whom retaliatory sanctions would be imposed within 10 days. According to the presidential decree, Russia will not do business with the people and companies on the list.
Western nations angry over Ukraine war
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Since then, images of Russian soldiers’ brutality in Ukraine have also surfaced. The West is outraged by Russia’s attack and the EU, including the United States, has imposed sanctions.