Germany’s position on the supply of Russian oil has not changed – Berlin will not be able to abandon it immediately. This was stated on Monday, March 21, by the representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers Steffen Hebestreit, answering a question about whether the EU can impose an embargo on Russian oil.
“The government, as before, is convinced that it cannot abandon the export and import of oil. This is the position of the federal government, and as far as I know, nothing has changed in it,” Hebestreit said.
Representatives of the German government have previously said that they are working to reduce energy dependence on Russia, but they cannot give up resources from the Russian Federation in one day.
Earlier, it was reported that the EU is working on a fifth package of sanctions against Russia in connection with the events in Ukraine. In particular, EU diplomats told that the Baltic States, including Lithuania, insist on the introduction of an oil embargo against Moscow. However, Germany warned against taking hasty steps, since energy prices in Europe are high.