European Union leaders have agreed on a plan to block more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports. The ban will only affect oil that arrives by sea but not pipeline oil, following opposition from Hungary. European Council chief Charles Michel said the deal cut off a huge source of financing for the Russian war machine.
It is part of a sixth package of sanctions approved at a summit in Brussels, which all twenty seven member states have had to agree on. Russia currently supplies twenty seven percent of the EU’s imported oil and 40% of its gas. The EU pays Russia around four hundred and thirty billion dollar a year in return.