Russia hits back at the EU’s partial oil embargo, says it will find other importers for its crude

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2022
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Moscow has pledged to find other importers for its oil shortly after the world’s largest trading bloc agreed to impose a partial embargo on Russian crude.

The European Union on Monday decided to ban most Russian oil imports by the end of the year as part of new measures designed to punish the Kremlin over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The move was hailed by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell as a “landmark decision to cripple [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s war machine.”

It covers Russian oil brought into the bloc by sea,...

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