Baltic, Polish and Swedish entrepreneurs urge more resolute action to ban Russian energy imports

  • 2022-05-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish chambers of commerce and industry have sent the European Union's (EU) top officials a letter calling for more resolute action aimed at banning Russian gas, oil and coal imports in the European Union (EU), LETA was told at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

The letter to European Council President Charles Michael, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola also expresses support for Ukraine's fight against Russian invaders. 

The entrepreneurs' organizations of the Baltic states, Poland and Sweden inform that they back all sanctions imposed so far on aggressor states. The EU's united stance on sanctions have been effective and is already causing financial difficulties to the sanctioned countries. It is therefore necessary to introduce even tougher sanctions against Russia and its allies.

The chambers of commerce and industry are therefore calling for more resolute action to urgently embargo gas, oil and coal imports from aggressor states to the EU. 

The entrepreneurs believe that such measures will significantly reduce revenue for Russia and its allies and will prevent Europeans from becoming co-funders of Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.