The leaders of the countries in the bloc have reached an agreement in

The leaders of the countries in the bloc have reached an agreement in

Leaders of EU member states have now reached an agreement on new sanctions to be imposed on Russia. In addition, at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday, the leaders of the bloc bloc countries reached an agreement even on oil imports from the Russian Federation.

In his opinion, “Agreement to ban Russian oil exports to the European Union. This measure immediately covers more than two-thirds of Russia’s oil imports, stopping a huge source of warfare funding. We are putting maximum pressure on Russia to stop the war, “said Charles Michel, President of the European Council, in a message posted on Twitter last night at the end of the first day of the special meeting in Brussels.

New sanctions on Russia

From the data presented by the President of the European Council, the new sanctions that will be imposed on Russia are:

– the removal of Sberbank, the largest bank in the country, from the SWIFT trading system,

– banning the broadcast of three more state stations in the country led by Vladimir Putin and

– sanctioning individuals responsible for war crimes in Ukraine.

For her part, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the agreement to penalize Russia’s oil industry and said imports would be reduced by 90% by the end of this year.

Compromise with Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

At first, these countries opposed the European Council’s initial proposal to completely suspend these imports, which is why the European Commission agreed to stop imports by sea.

In the context of the agreements, Poland and Germany had to offer guarantees to these countries – if Russia suddenly decides to stop gas supplies in response to the new sanctions, Poland and Germany will have to deliver gas to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Thus, “Temporary exceptions to oil imports through pipelines will be removed by the EU Council as soon as possible,” according to the EU agreement.

Viktor Orban criticized Ursula von der Leyen

During the debates, the Hungarian Prime Minister harshly criticized Ursula von der Leyen, referring to the way she chose to approach the sanctioning of Russia.

In his opinion, Viktor Orban says that “energy is too important. First, solutions must be found with the Member States, and only then will sanctions be applied, not the other way around, as has been the case so far. “