A sixth package of sanctions allows Hungary to keep its imports of Russian oil, but will affect around 75% of the flow to the bloc.
After weeks of deliberation, EU member states have agreed in principle on a sixth round of sanctions against Russia, the bloc’s leadership announced after a meeting on Monday. Hungary will preserve its imports of Russian oil, but otherwise much of the crude will be embargoed.
EU Council President Charles Michel said the eased embargo will affect about 75% of Russia’s oil imports, with the percentage rising to 90% by the end of the year.
Hungary, which had previously blocked the sanctions, was exempted from the trade restrictions, its Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. “Hungarian families can sleep well”, wrote on social networks.
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