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Germany to Stop Russian Oil Imports Regardless of EU Sanctions

  • Scholz confident exit plan can work despite refinery challenge
  • EU foreign ministers hope to get Hungary on board on Monday
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EU Weighs Delay on Russian Oil Embargo

Germany plans to stop importing Russian oil by the end of the year even if the European Union fails to agree on an EU-wide ban in its next set of sanctions, government officials said.

Efforts to seal deals with alternative suppliers are progressing at the chancellery in Berlin and the government is confident it can solve remaining logistical problems within the next six to seven months, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.