Ukraine warns EU sanctions without oil ban would mean bloc unity 'broken'


Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba warns that any omission of an embargo on Russian oil in the EU's next sanctions package would spell the end of the bloc's unity. – AFP pic, May 13, 2022.

UKRAINE warned today that any omission of an embargo on Russian oil in the EU’s next sanctions package would spell the end of the bloc’s unity, calling it a “critical moment”.

“If this package is adopted without (an) oil embargo, I believe (Russia’s) President Putin can celebrate because it will be the first case when the unity of the European Union will be broken because of the position of one country, Hungary,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba warned.


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