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Germany Pledges to Halt Russian Oil Imports by Year’s End

HeadlineApr 21, 2022

German officials have pledged to stop importing oil from Russia by the end of the year. Germany’s foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock of the Green Party, made the pledge during a visit to Latvia Wednesday.

Annalena Baerbock: “Phasing out fossil fuels is a double security factor. Apart from the Russian threat, it is clear that we will only be able to create sustainable security and peace worldwide if we also take resolute joint action against the climate crisis. This includes becoming CO2 neutral in Europe as quickly as possible.”

Russia receives about $1 billion a day from Germany and other EU members from sales of coal, oil and gas.

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