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G7 agreed to stop importing oil from Russia

According to a joint statement released by the White House, G7 leaders on Sunday reaffirmed their commitment to reduce dependence on Russian energy in response to the war in Ukraine.

“We are committed to gradually eliminating our dependence on Russian energy resources, including eliminating or banning imports of Russian oil,” said the G7, which includes the United States, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

The leaders of the seven powers assured that the transition would be carried out in a “timely” and “organized” way.

The leaders of the seven powers reiterated that the transition would be made “on time” and “organized” over time so that the world would find alternative supply routes.

This statement of intent comes after European Union (EU) countries failed to reach an agreement on Sunday to ban oil imports from Russia in connection with the war in Ukraine because of the difficulties that their dependence on Moscow creates for some partners. raw.

The announcement came after EU countries failed to reach an agreement this Sunday.

The United States, which is far less dependent on Russian energy than Europe, already announced in March a ban on the import of oil, gas and coal from Russia.

The G7 meeting, which was held virtually, was attended by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

The United States, on which much less Europe depends, already announced in March a ban on Russian energy carriers.

For his part, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky today thanked the G7 for the “solidarity” shown in defending its “territorial integrity” and considered that the results achieved at the virtual meeting with its leaders go “beyond a few phrases of the generals” .

After the meeting, the US announced sanctions against 27 directors of the Russian bank Gazprombank, which is the main channel used by European Union (EU) member states to buy gas from Russia.

The US also announced sanctions against 27 directors of the Russian bank Gazprombank.

Washington also took action against the Russian TV channels Channel One, Rossiya and NTV, against the weapons manufacturer Promtekhnologiya, and against seven shipping companies.

The telematics summit was announced on Friday by the government of Germany, the country that chairs the G7.

The Group of Seven (G7) was formerly known as the G8, but Russia was dropped in 2014.

One of her tasks was to strengthen the solidarity of the G7 with Ukraine on the occasion of the so-called Victory Day, the anniversary of the capitulation of the Third Reich and the defeat of Nazism.

The Group of Seven (G7) was formerly known as the G8, but Russia was excluded in 2014 following the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula.

The call for this virtual meeting, formally convened by Germany to exercise a rotating chairmanship of the group, is “a demonstration of complete and unconditional solidarity,” a representative of the Ukrainian leader said via the Ukrinform portal.

“The entire civilized world supports our independence, the defense of our territorial integrity, economic and energy security,” the source added.



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