Commission chairwoman Ursula von der Leyenov on Wednesday presented a proposal to fully ban Russian oil imports into the European Union by the end of this year. After that, the import of crude oil will end within six months and the processed oil products by the end of the year.
The new proposed sanctions, as in previous sanctions, limit the ability of President Vladimir Putin’s regime to continue aggression against Ukraine. The first of the oil exports Putin’s regime has known incomes. In recent years, Russian oil has accounted for a quarter of all oil imports to EU countries.
In order for the proposed EU sanctions to enter into force, they must be approved by all Member States. Orbn spoke about Hungary’s position in an interview with Kossuth Radio: It’s an atomic bomb that they want to drop on the Hungarian economy.
According to him, Hungary cannot support the implementation of sanctions by the European Commission against Russia in their full extent. Orbn said the EU had reached the red line and insisted that Hungary must retain its ability to veto further sanctions, otherwise we would lose all our birds in the EU.
The Commission agreed with the exception of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
The amended draft of new sanctions against Russia, which in general, with the end of Russian oil imports at the end of this year, began to be discussed by the ambassadors of the member states of the Union.
Independently of Orbna, the Commission proposed exemptions from the Russian oil embargo. For the Czech Republic it should be until the middle of 2024, for Hungary and Slovakia it should apply until the end of the same year. According to one of the ambassadors of the EU countries, a diplomatic source told it in a newspaper report, but the positive development of the state has not yet reached an agreement.
According to the available information, the EU executive will now negotiate additional orders for Budapest and Bratislava. The ambassadors should meet again this weekend. In order for the embargo to take effect, the state must approve it unanimously.
The original design of the pot with the exception of Hungary and Slovakia, which are the most dependent on Russia’s energy raw materials. Both countries refused to support the embargo with the demand for a significant long transition period. The Czech government has also issued a sufficient number of flows through the TAL Transalpine pipeline from the south of Europe.
The day of the proposal is two exceptions until June 2024. If the capacity of the pipeline is to increase two, the embargo may continue to apply before the change date. According to the changed source, there is clear support among the other countries for the new exceptions concerning the three countries.
The rest of the year is that after the disconnection of Russian oil pipelines, they will have enough oil and suitable infrastructure. According to the commission, this did not give a sufficient reason, in addition to the changes of the trio, which gave Bulgaria an exception.
Orbn is an ally of Moscow for years
Premir Orbn is considered to be a close ally of Moscow in the European Union, and Budapest has been a state since the end of the war, when Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine.
Orbn two revealed that it was not a Hungarian wolf, and Ukraine, unlike its NATO allies, did not want to be helped by the addition of weapons.
The Hungarian premier after the April elections in its own speech announce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Brussels bureaucrats for opponents.
In the past, Orbn opposed it, as opposed to the tightening of the current sanctions, which the European bloc adopted against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine began. Rejecting the idea of в dovozu ‹в omez‹ restricting the import of Russian gas.