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EU sanctions hurt the gradual introduction of coal bans

EU sanctions hurt the gradual introduction of coal bans

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Poland resists changes in sanctions and extends the ban’s phased introduction period by one to four months.

Poland resists changes in sanctions and extends the ban’s phased introduction period by one to four months.

NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels on Thursday

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European Union countries are facing some hurdles as they are trying to agree on a fifth round of sanctions against Russia. According to people familiar with this issue, some countries have stated that packaging has been significantly reduced.

The EU ambassador met Thursday morning to approve a package containing a coal embargo. However, Poland is resisting the change in sanctions that Germany is seeking. This is to extend the ban’s phased introduction period from one month to four months. The EU conference will resume on Thursday night with the goal of completing the package.

Poland also wants to remove all remaining exemptions from existing bans on the sale of weapons and military-related technologies and parts to Russia. The list of newly proposed sanctions exemptions has increased during this week’s deliberations, especially on restrictions aimed at attacking Russian trucks and ships, one said. People added that Poland is not the only one opposed to tax exemptions.

Anger over the atrocities reported by withdrawing Russian soldiers in Ukraine has fueled the promotion of a tougher round of sanctions, but it also reveals a deep EU rift about how far the country will go. doing.

There are also increasing complaints from Ukraine, saying that the EU has taken significant new steps after waiting for reports of civilian massacres, as in recent reports from the town of Bucha.

“How many buchas do we need to do to impose sanctions?” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told reporters in Brussels after meeting with NATO’s foreign minister. “How many children, women and men need to die and lose their innocent lives to understand that we cannot forgive the fatigue of sanctions because we cannot fight fatigue. do you have?

For example, some of the vessel exemptions are being promoted by Greece, Malta and Cyprus, one said.

Some countries are demanding restrictions on Russia’s oil imports, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the block will be discussed in the coming days. However, Germany and Hungary have opposed such measures.

Further pressure on the EU government, the European Parliament on Thursday called for an “immediate embargo” on Russia’s oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas imports. Parliamentary members also approved the complete abandonment of the Nord Stream pipeline, which carries Russian gas to Germany, as part of a non-binding resolution against Russia.

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