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Call for full and immediate ban of Russian oil and gas

Written declaration No. 742 | Doc. 15516 | 29 April 2022

Signatories:
Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Mr Alex AHRENDTSEN, Denmark, EC/DA ; Ms Laima Liucija ANDRIKIENĖ, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Ms Krista BAUMANE, Latvia, ALDE ; Ms Larysa BILOZIR, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr Uldis BUDRIĶIS, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Sir Christopher CHOPE, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Mr Alexander CHRISTIANSSON, Sweden, EC/DA ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Ms Theo CLARKE, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Ms Khatia DEKANOIDZE, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Ms Annicka ENGBLOM, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Mark FLETCHER, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Mr Erkin GADIRLI, Azerbaijan, EC/DA ; Mr John HOWELL, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Ms Olena KHOMENKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Mr Eerik-Niiles KROSS, Estonia, ALDE ; Ms Inese LĪBIŅA-EGNERE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Mr Arminas LYDEKA, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Jerome MAYHEW, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Mr Gagan MOHINDRA, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Mr Dmytro NATALUKHA, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Ms Aušrinė NORKIENĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Bob van PAREREN, Netherlands, EC/DA ; Lord Simon RUSSELL, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Mr Serhii SOBOLIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Jane STEVENSON, United Kingdom, EC/DA ; Ms Rita TAMAŠUNIENĖ, Lithuania, EC/DA ; Mr Markus WIECHEL, Sweden, EC/DA ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

We, the undersigned, declare the following:

1. The war of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, costing the lives of thousands of innocent citizens and leading to massive destruction, is being financed with the Russian Federation’s oil and gas expert revenues;
2. We therefore welcome the oil and gas embargo imposed by several EU and non-EU-countries on imports from the Russian Federation;
3. We regret however that too many EU-countries have taken no, limited or very slow future action to impose a full oil and gas embargo on imports from the Russian Federation;
4. We therefore call upon all those countries which are still importing Russian oil and gas to stop doing so immediately and thereby end their co-financing of the war;
5. We call also upon the European Union to impose a full embargo on Russian oil and gas. This embargo should be part of the sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation.

By adopting the above recommendations, we strongly believe that the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine could no longer be financed.