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EU agrees to a partial ban on Russian oil imports

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Ursula von der Leyen and >Charles Michel in Brussels

Published 2 June 2022 at 1:44pm
By Essam Al-Ghalib
Source: SBS

Ukraine's President has expressed his dismay at the EU's failure to impose a complete oil import ban on Russia as a French journalist is killed in the country's east.


Published 2 June 2022 at 1:44pm
By Essam Al-Ghalib
Source: SBS


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticised EU leaders for being too soft on Russia after they made it clear they would fail to agree on a complete Russian oil import ban at a summit in Brussels.  What they have agreed to is to block more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports.  The ban won't affect pipeline oil imports following opposition from Hungary.  A 32-year-old French journalist has been killed in eastern Ukraine, fatally hit by shrapnel while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation. French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna called the incident "a crime". The Director-General of Reporters Without Borders, Christophe Deloire,  says Russia is intentionally targeting civilians.

 

 


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