31 May 2022 11:14

EU not planning gas embargo on Russia - Austrian chancellor

BERLIN. May 31 (Interfax) - The European Union is not planning to impose a natural gas embargo on Russia, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said.

"A gas embargo won't be part of the next sanction package," Nehammer told journalists in Brussels on Tuesday.

The heads of state and government of the EU countries agreed upon an embargo on two-thirds of oil imported from Russia early on Tuesday. President of the European Council Charles Michel said that, as expected, the sixth package of sanctions against Russia includes disconnecting Sberbank from SWIFT.