Lithuanian president, EU leaders to seek agreement on Russian oil embargo in Brussels

  • 2022-05-30
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda will on Monday attend an extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels where he and his counterparts will seek a consensus on a Russian oil embargo.

"The main topics of this meeting include assistance to Ukraine and its reconstruction plan, sanctions for Russia, the European Union's security and defense policy, ways to increase energy independence, and ensuring food security," the presidential press service said.

On the eve of the meeting, Nauseda stressed that the European Union cannot delay the sixth package of sanctions for Russia, adding that it must be adopted without delay and must include an embargo on Russian oil, while a seventh package of sanctions must already be on the EU's table.

Hungary is resisting the sixth sanction package due to its over-dependence on Russian oil.

Moreover, Lithuania is also in favor of using frozen Russian assets for Ukraine's reconstruction.