Poland Calls For Sanctions On Russian Energy

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Poland Calls For Sanctions On Russian Energy

Poland’s climate minister has called for “immediate sanctions” on Russian oil and gas.

Anna Moskwa was speaking as she arrived for an emergency meeting of eUROPEAN uNION U energy ministers in Brussels.

The agenda for today is primarily focussed on gas stocks and supplies, following Gazprom’s decision to cut off Poland and Bulgaria.

However, speaking in English, Ms Moskwa said fresh energy sanctions were a “necessary” and “urgent” step.

The European Commission has been holding talks with member states about a potential oil embargo.

Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck earlier conceded that not all member states were ready to approve such a plan.

Diplomatic sources have told the BBC that compromises are being looked at, particularly for countries such as Hungary and Slovakia.

Poland has generally taken a hard line on sanctions against Russia.