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Ukraine urges Europe to stop buying Russian oil and gas

As the Russian offensive in Ukraine continued on the 20th day, Oleksii Makeiev, Ukraine’s special envoy on sanctions, called on Europe to stop buying Russian gas and oil. He pointed out that Europe pays more than 600 million euros (more than 5,032.46 crore rupees) to Russia for its gas and oil. Makeiev called on world leaders to stop funding the Russian invaders.

In his tweet, Makeiev claimed that by buying Russian gas and oil, they were paying for every bomb killing Ukrainians and destroying homes. Oleksii Makeiev tweeted: “Stop buying Russian gas and oil: every day Europe pays more than 600 million euros to Russia for its gas and oil. Stop funding the Russian invaders! You pay for every bomb killing Ukrainians and destroying our homes. (sic)”

On March 14, Oleksii Makeiev said that the largest Russian banks have been removed from SWIFT, however, dozens of smaller banks continue to operate normally. He pointed out that these banks could be used as loopholes to evade sanctions.

US President announces ban on Russian oil, gas and energy imports

On March 8, US President Joe Biden announced a ban on all Russian oil, gas and energy imports. Biden said Russian oil would no longer be acceptable in US ports. The US president said the decision was made after consultations with allies and partners around the world.

The US president pointed out that other European countries may not be able to impose the ban on the Russian oil sector, as the United States produces far more oil domestically than all European countries. Speaking on the sanctions imposed on Russia, Biden said they have cut off Russian banks from the international financial system, reduced Russian access to technology like semiconductors and companies like Visa, Mastercard, American Express , Ford, Nike and Apple have decided to stop their operations. in Russia.

Russo-Ukrainian war: kyiv claims the death of more than 13,500 Russian soldiers

As the Russian attack in Ukraine entered its 20th day, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, in a statement posted on Twitter, claimed that more than 13,500 Russian soldiers had lost their lives. In addition, 404 tanks, 1,279 armored fighting machines, 150 artillery system units, 95 helicopters, 81 aircraft, 36 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 640 vehicles, 60 tanks, three ships including ships and boats as well as nine unmanned aerial vehicles of Russian troops were destroyed.

(Image: AP/@OleksiiMakeiev/Facebook)