Zelensky sees progress in adoption of sixth package of EU sanctions

31 May, 08:01 PM
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky has said he expects the EU to pass the sixth package of sanctions against Russia in the near future.

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“We see progress with the approval of the sixth sanctions package. We hope that it will be adopted in the near future," Zelensky said during a briefing in Kyiv following his meeting with the visiting president of Slovakia.

The Ukrainian head of state also said that it was “not acceptable” that more than 50 days have passed between the fifth and sixth sanctions packages against the Russian Federation.

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Zelensky added that the key restrictions against Russia, which will force it to end the war, should be related to energy.

Reuters, which saw the draft document, reported on May 30 that the sixth package of sanctions could include a ban on oil imports by sea, while sanctions against pipeline oil supplies to land-locked Hungary, Slovakia and Czechia would be introduced later.

According to the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, oil imports to the bloc from Russia will be reduced by about 90% by the end of the year.

An embargo on Russian oil could set back the Kremlin about $10 billion in export earnings a year, according to Bloomberg's estimates.

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