The EU is meeting today again to agree on an oil embargo against Russia amid Hungary's resistance

Ukrainian News
Muarrir
11 May 2022, 11:56
Muarrir
11 May 2022, 11:56

The ambassadors of the EU member states will meet again on Wednesday, May 11, to agree on the sixth package of sanctions with the oil embargo against Russia against the background of Hungary's resistance. This was reported by EURACTIV.

The European Union's executive branch is set to support Hungary in building capacity for oil pipelines, storage facilities and refineries, a European Commission spokesman said the day before, amid Budapest's persistent opposition to Russia's oil embargo.

Most other EU countries support a ban on Russian oil under a new sixth package of sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for waging war with Ukraine. However, such a decision requires unanimity, and Hungary is the strongest critic, the publication notes.

At a dinner in Budapest on Monday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discussed investments in modernizing Hungary's oil infrastructure, a spokesman for the latter said on Tuesday.

"It is extremely important that we maintain the unity of the European Union when it comes to sanctions against Russia, it is a collective effort," said spokesman Eric Mamer.

"We hope that the European Union will be able to adopt sanctions as soon as possible," he added.