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Germany Signals Opposition to Embargo on Russian Energy

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WATCH: Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck says he opposes an embargo on Russian energy imports, Source: Bloomberg
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Germany opposes a ban on imports of Russian oil, gas and coal, even as it underlines the urgency to reduce reliance on Moscow for energy supplies.

As Western sanctions begin to bite and Kremlin forces intensify their campaign to take key Ukrainian cities, Germany and other European nations are bracing for the possibility that either Moscow blocks supplies or political pressure prompts a full energy embargo.