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Moscow reacted to the sixth EU sanctions package
Russia will adequately endure the consequences of the restrictive measures of the EU and remain a reliable trading partner in the international arena, promised in the office of Sergey Lavrov.
The next package of anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union will have a self-destructive effect on the EU itself. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, published on Thursday, June 2.
“Obviously, the main elements of the next package of anti-Russian unilateral restrictions, agreed under the slogan of combating dependence on Russia, will have a self-destructive effect for the European Union,” Moscow believes.
Sergey Lavrov’s office predicts that EU decisions to partially phase out Russian oil and oil products, as well as to ban insurance on Russian merchant ships, “are highly likely to provoke further price increases, destabilize energy markets, disrupt supply chains.”
“Ultimately, such actions will backfire – undermine the economy and energy security of the EU. They will accelerate the looming global food crisis, which Brussels verbally seeks to prevent,” the statement said.
At the same time, Moscow promised that they would adequately endure the consequences of the restrictive measures of the EU and assured that they would remain a reliable trading partner in the international arena.
Earlier this week, EU leaders reached a compromise on a ban on Russian oil imports. The embargo will affect 90% of all Russian oil imports by the end of this year.
Recall that the oil embargo against Russia will come into effect six months after the introduction of the sixth package of sanctions.