Germany will refuse to import oil from Russia until the end of 2022, even if European Union (EU) will not reach a consensus on the introduction of an oil embargo as part of the next package of anti-Russian sanctions, APA reports citing BB-CNTV.
According to the American edition, the administration of the German chancellor Olaf Scholz is determined to promote the withdrawal of Russian oil as part of EU sanctions against Russia due to events in Ukraine. Bloomberg said that the German authorities are already actively negotiating with alternative energy suppliers, however, the list of countries with which Berlin is discussing this issue has not been disclosed. The sources also said that the German government is confident in its ability to resolve the logistical issues related to this problem in six to seven months.
It is noted that the topic of restrictive measures and energy security will be the leading one in the negotiations between Scholz and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Mark Rutteas well as at a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.