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BRUSSELS, April 4 (Reuters) – The European Union will have to operate towards cutting all economic ties with Russia over its “felony” war in Ukraine, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner reported on Monday, but solid doubt above an fast embargo on Russian gasoline imports.
“We are working with a felony war,” Lindner in Brussels ahead of talks with his EU colleagues. “It is clear we ought to close as immediately as feasible all financial ties to Russia. Fuel cannot be substituted in the limited phrase.”
He claimed that all solutions ended up on the table and that an encompassing ban on all Russian energy imports would inflict much more financial injury on EU member states than on Russia.
As a result the EU must seem independently at the probability of banning oil, coal or fuel, which can be changed at varying speeds.
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