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The Kremlin warns European embargo on Russian oil will ‘hit everyone’

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The Kremlin warned today that a European embargo on Russian oil imports will seriously damage Europe’s energy balance and will “hit everyone” as the European Union considers the possibility of further sanctions against Moscow.

In fact, as we know, the issue of the oil supply embargo is being actively discussed,” Russian Presidency Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said at his daily press conference.

The Russian spokesman stressed that this is “a very complex issue, because such an embargo will have a very serious influence on the world market for crude oil and will seriously harm the energy balance on the European continent”.

“The Americans won’t miss anything, of course, and they’ll feel a lot better than the Europeans,” Peskov said.

The Russian spokesman added that in the event of an embargo on Russian oil imports, “Europeans will have difficulties”.

“In other words, it is a decision that will affect everyone”, he underlined.

According to the head of the diplomacy of the Twenty-Seven, Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign ministers plan to examine sanctions against the Russian oil sector due to the invasion of Ukraine today.

Russia launched, on February 24, a military offensive in Ukraine that caused at least 902 deaths and 1,459 injuries among the civilian population, including more than 170 children, and caused the flight of more than 10 million people, including more of 3.3 million to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN data.

According to the United Nations, around 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.

The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and reinforcing economic and political sanctions on Moscow.

Source: with agencies

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