EU countries should stop buying coal from Russia from August 10, despite the energy crisis – EC

The EU embargo on the purchase of Russian coal will come into force on August 10, as planned, and all EU countries must comply with it, despite the energy crisis. This was stated on Friday at a briefing in Brussels by the official representative of the European Commission (EC) Eric Mamer.

“The embargo on the supply of Russian coal is part of the fifth package of sanctions adopted in April. On August 10, the transition period ends (during which purchases of Russian coal were allowed – TASS note), and the European Commission is confident that all EU countries will comply with this restriction, ”he said, answering a question about the supply of Russian coal to the EU in the context of the energy crisis communities.

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