4 May 2022

EU moves to ban all Russian oil imports

From Lately, 10:18 pm on 4 May 2022

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a complete import ban on all Russian oil, seaborne or pipeline, crude or refined.

It would form part of the the EU's sixth package of sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine

Journalist Martin Banks is in Brussels covering the EU.  He says this announcement is timely given the deliberations of member states to formalise further economic sanctions.

Barriers stand in front of a gate of the facilities of TotalEnergies Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH in Leuna, over which black clouds are drifting.

Photo: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP