| 8 December 2022, Thursday |

EU leaders agree “in principle” on Russia oil embargo – von der Leyen

EU leaders have struck a “in principle” agreement on a ban on Russian oil imports, according to European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.

“I am delighted that the leaders were able to reach an agreement in principle on the sixth sanctions package,” she said following the first day of the EU summit in Brussels.

“Council should now be able to finalise a ban on almost 90% of all Russian oil imports by the end of the year. This is an important step forward. On the remaining 10%, on these we will soon return to the issue of these remaining 10% of pipeline oil,” she added.

  • Reuters