On Monday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba expressed regret over Hungary’s suspension of a European embargo on Russian oil, but expressed hope that it would be recognized. His country.
“Sixth EU sanctions should include an oil embargo, and I regret that it took so long to adopt this resolution,” Guleba said after a meeting with his EU colleagues in Brussels.
He emphasized that the letter was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations, but rather a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations.
He added, “This is an internal matter of the European Union … I hope the embargo will be lifted, but it will come at a price.”
The minister pointed out that “the question is (when will the ban come into force) because time is running out and Russia is making money from its exports.” Empty “.
Hungary announced on Monday that the cost of halting Russian oil purchases would be between 15 and 18 billion euros and demanded an exemption from the oil embargo that the EU wants to ratify.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Ciardo told a news conference on his Facebook page after a meeting with his European counterparts that halting oil purchases from Russia would “usually lead to a 50 to 60 percent increase in prices.” Country.
“Hungarians have the right to expect a proposal to finance their investment (in the new infrastructure) and to offset rising prices, the total cost of which is about 15 to 18 billion euros,” the minister added.
“That’s why we suggested that if the EU wanted to impose an oil embargo, pipeline supplies should be exempted,” Siard explained.
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For his part, EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borel said, “I have heard other numbers.”
He added, “We did not succeed in finalizing the sixth package, but we realized the difficulties,” he explained, adding that “we need to restructure the (oil) refineries.
“It’s time consuming,” he stressed, “and I can not say it’s a week or two.” An extraordinary European summit is scheduled for May 30 and 31.
Many senior European officials have explained that “the (Hungarian) foreign minister does not have the decision-making power over this issue, but Prime Minister Victor Orban”.
Hungary is a landlocked country that depends on oil imported from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline. Budapest holds the entire Sixth European embargo package because there is no guarantee of its oil supply.
For his part, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabriel Landsbergis said angrily, “The entire union is being held hostage. Unfortunately, one member state cannot help us reach a consensus.”
“We are always capable of showing in Europe that we are always at odds and have not shown unity,” said Alexander Schalenberg, his Austrian envoy. “We are in conflict.”
The Lithuanian minister recommended that Ukraine stop sending its border to Hungary via a pipeline, saying “if the flow stops, the problem will be solved.”
The European Commission was tasked with revising the oil embargo proposal submitted 12 days ago to add “concrete solutions” to the problems facing Hungary and other member states.
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Acehleborn insisted, “We must win this sixth set, we are already in the seventh job.” He further warned, “But it is difficult for me to oppose Hungary, and this matter is not limited to Hungary, there are other countries as well.”
A European official said Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Croatia had also accepted Hungary’s position and expressed strong support for the embargo.
On Monday, Bulgaria formally demanded a two-year deadline to end its dependence on Russian oil.
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