The President of Ukraine demands to impose an embargo on the import of gas and oil from the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy tweeted on Sunday that he discussed possible additional sanctions against Russia during a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Earlier, Zelenskiy called for an embargo on the import of gas and oil from Russia.
Germany has so far opposed such a move.
Last Friday, Scholz said that Germany could stop importing Russian oil this year, but that it would be more difficult to stop importing gas because the country would need to build infrastructure based on alternative sources.
Russian oil accounts for 25% of German imports, compared with 35% before the invasion on February 24. Gas imports to Germany from Russia decreased from 55% to 40% and coal imports – from 50% to 25%.
According to the office of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy held a telephone conference with Ukrainian officials, during which Kyiv’s proposals on the sixth package of EU sanctions were developed.
The Scholz administration’s message about the chancellor’s telephone conversation with Zelenskiy does not mention the discussion of sanctions, but it is reported that Zelenskiy informed Scholz about “the current situation and negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.” Scholz’s office said that the Chancellor condemned the war crimes committed by Russian servicemen in Bucha and other Ukrainian cities, and that the German government will ensure that the perpetrators are identified and brought to justice in a national and international format.