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EU Leaders Back Push to Ban Most Russia Oil Over Putin’s War

  • Compromise plan would start with embargo on seaborne oil
  • Ban would temporarily exclude pipeline oil to satisfy Hungary
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EU Leaders Back Partial Russian Oil Ban: Von Der Leyen
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European Union leaders agreed to pursue a partial ban on Russian oil, paving the way for a sixth package of sanctions to punish Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for the invasion of Ukraine.

The sanctions would forbid the purchase of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia delivered to member states by sea but include a temporary exemption for pipeline crude, European Council President Charles Michel said late Monday during a summit in Brussels.