Germany says Russia oil embargo would be ‘manageable’ – POLITICO

Berlin could handle an embargo on Russian oil imports, Germany’s Climate and Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Tuesday, suggesting the country could end its dependence on Moscow within “days.” Habeck, speaking at a press conference in Warsaw, said that Germany had managed to slash its reliance on Russian oil by two-thirds in recent weeks, … Read more

Russian Oil Flows, but Increasingly Under the Radar

Russia ramped up oil shipments to key customers in recent weeks, defying its pariah status in world energy markets. One increasingly popular method for delivery: tankers marked “destination unknown.” Oil exports from Russian ports bound for European Union member states, which historically have been the biggest buyers of Russian crude, have risen to an average … Read more

Diversification from Russian gas ‘possible and feasible,’ says Draghi – POLITICO

Europe can limit its dependence on Russian energy through diversification “in a relatively short time,” Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi said in an interview with Corriere della Sera published on Sunday. “We no longer want to depend on Russian gas, because economic dependence must not become political subjugation,” he said. “To do this, we need … Read more

UK and Germany won’t send tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

LONDON — It “wouldn’t be appropriate” for Western allies to fulfill all of Ukraine’s requests for weaponry, the British prime minister said Friday. Boris Johnson was speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following their first in-person meeting in London, hours after Berlin declined to send Marder tanks to Ukraine, arguing … Read more