The European Union (EU) is already discussing a sixth embargo on efforts to increase pressure on Russia to end the war, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofot said on Monday.
“From the Danish side, we are ready to go as far as we can to find a consensus on sanctions, including energy,” he told reporters at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabriel Landsbergis said: “I am pleased that the European Commission has made it clear that we are working on six packages with oil options.
“At this point, I hope it works.”
Asked what more he needed from the EU, Landsbergis said, “See for yourself, going to Kiev, going to Irbine, going to Pucha and why we should impose sanctions.”
Some background: Europe has imposed Punishment of sanctions on the Russian economy After Putin’s tanks rolled into Ukraine in late February, but stopped targeting Russia’s energy sector.
But on the roads of the Russian-occupied city of Pucha until recently, pictures of unarmed men being built and shot seem to have changed the dilemma for leaders.
Russia’s oil and gas could be the next target. European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen last week told EU lawmakers that a fifth round of sanctions “would not exist.” [the] The last. “
“Yes, we have banned coal now, but now we need to look at oil,” he said.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coweny said the EU should take the utmost approach to sanctions to provide a strong potential barrier to the continuation of this war and brutality.
It is the Irish government’s view that oil should be included in further sanctions, he said.
War crimes investigated: EU High Representative Joseph Boral has confirmed that EU foreign ministers will discuss how to better support the International Criminal Court in investigating war crimes in Ukraine.
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