European Union Pledges to Curb Oil Purchases From Russia

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2022
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NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/ZUMA PRESS

European Union leaders said for the first time that they would impose an oil embargo on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, taking a big step forward in an economic fight against Moscow that is already reverberating in global markets.

The embargo would include an exemption for oil delivered from Russia via pipelines, an amount that makes up one-third of EU oil purchases from Russia. EU officials said that by the end of this year, the embargo would cover 90% of previous Russian oil imports. It would be phased in over several months....

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