Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, unveiled a plan for the EU to stop Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Photo: dpa
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, unveiled a plan for the EU to stop Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Photo: dpa

EU proposes total ban on Russian oil imports as war in Ukraine grinds on

  • Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposes staggered ban on imports, but some member states may be reluctant to support measure
  • Meanwhile, reports say China has been buying discounted oil from Russia without reporting it – a move that risks sanctions from the US

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, unveiled a plan for the EU to stop Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Photo: dpa
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, unveiled a plan for the EU to stop Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Photo: dpa
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