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

Germany’s Habeck warns tank deliveries to Ukraine could turn West into Russian ‘target’ – POLITICO

KIEL, Germany — German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck backtracked Thursday on support for sending tanks to Ukraine, amid divisions within Berlin’s ruling parties over how much to get involved and concerns about becoming Russia’s next target. Habeck, a member of the Greens, had said just two days ago that “anything that helps the Ukrainian army … Read more

Brussels warns EU countries that ruble gas payments may breach sanctions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article European governments are facing a major dilemma after the European Commission said Moscow’s demand that payments for gas deliveries be converted into rubles risks breaching EU sanctions. A decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on March 31 creates a process where foreign buyers of gas from so-called “unfriendly … Read more