Germany to stop importing oil from Russia until the end of 2022, gas next in line – minister

It is noted that Germany’s decision to abandon Russian energy carriers is final.

Germany will stop buying oil from Russia until the end of 2022 / photo UNIAN, Alexander SinitsaGermany will stop buying oil from Russia until the end of 2022 / photo UNIAN, Alexander Sinitsa

Germany will gradually refuse to buy Russian energy carriers . In particular, by the end of 2022, Berlin intends to completely stop importing Russian oil.

This was announced by German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock during a joint press conference with the Baltic Foreign Ministers in Riga, writes Reuters .

Burbock emphasized that soon Germany would also refuse to buy coal from Russia. This should happen before the end of this summer.

“Germany will refuse to import Russian coal until the end of summer. We will cut oil imports by half by the summer and bring them to nothing by the end of the year,” she said.

At the same time, the head of the German Foreign Ministry stressed that despite the fact that there is no exact date for the country’s refusal from Russian gas, it is inevitable. The reason is Europe’s desire to gain energy independence from Russia.

“Security in Europe means that we reduce and stop our dependence on Russia, primarily in energy policy. We want to stop importing Russian gas. It’s better to do today than tomorrow,” Burbock said.

At the same time, she stressed that Germany’s decision to renounce Russian energy resources is final. According to her, in the past the country “made mistakes”, so now the rejection of oil, gas and coal from the Russian Federation is necessary.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the  country does not need Russian gas supplies . He also noted that he supports a complete oil and gas embargo against the terrorist country.

(C)UNIAN 2022

3 comments

  1. Options for the krauts: total trade embargo now or be declared as an ally of a hostile fascist regime and face crushing sanctions.
    The Budapest signatories also could request Zel to turn off the gas taps.

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  2. Read the fine print: Us Germans hope that Ukraine will be finished off by then so that we won’t have to end our oil imports from our buddies, the crime syndicate, after all.

    I think that every person who cares about Ukraine and the free world should start boycotting German products. This is the only thing that will hurt them.

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